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December 15, 2019

 Photo by Lachlan Gowen

This time of year can be really hard. While choirs sing of comfort and joy many people find themselves tending more towards discomfort and despair. For reasons of physical and mental illness, loneliness, the loss of a loved one, family distance o...

March 10, 2019

 Photo by Katie Moretta

Calvary flattens me.

When I look upon the cross, all the crutches of my own self-reliance start to splinter. I feel my own incapacity to return God’s love so acutely that the only relief is to look away. But I can’t look away.

In the fall, the Sist...

October 1, 2018

 Photo by Katie Moretta

“What am I going to do with my life?”

This question feels unanswerable. On some days I want to become a teacher, others a social worker, others an academic, and by the end of each week I just want to be retired. I’m burning myself out trying to fi...

March 24, 2018

Photo credits to Enjuley Evers

A few months ago, a friend said something to me that really stuck:

“You know, sometimes you’re not very good at letting yourself be loved.”

I forget the situation that warranted this comment, but the words have continuously resurfaced in my...

March 3, 2018

 Photo Credits to James McNaueal

Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Mt 20...

February 9, 2018

Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in which we emulate the 40 days that Christ spent in the desert in preparation for his passion, death, and resurrection. Once, I used this season to diet, under the guise of penitential fasting. Never again! Instead,...

January 4, 2018

As someone who has been in the depths of self-hatred and has crawled out the other side I can now come across as somewhat of a self-love billboard. At my best, I will listen to your woes and offer a comforting cup of tea or shoulder to lean on or place to stay. At my w...

December 22, 2017

I have always loved praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, and love them even more as we approach Christmas. The story of Christmas has always struck me as so gentle and cozy... but this year my attitude towards this feast is changing. As the beads of my Rosary pa...

November 25, 2017

 Photo credits to Katie Moretta 

"Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God." -St. Teresa of Ávila

Lots has changed over the past two years and I feel like I haven't had a chance to catch up with it all, or with myself. Lots i...

November 11, 2017

 Photo via Enjuley Evers

The more I explore my Catholic faith and grow deeper in my relationship with Christ, and the more I access the sacraments and spend time in prayer, the more I realize just how sinful I am.

I don't think it's that I'm becoming more sinful, just th...

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The Catholic Millennial

"Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." 

-1 Timothy 4:12

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