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October 11, 2018

Years ago, in a former life, when priesthood and religious life were terrifying, and yet strangely appealing, at the same time, and long before I dared genuine conversation around the idea of vocation; I worked in the maintenance department of a local nursing home. In...

February 17, 2018

 Photo credits to Katie Moretta

I do not let go easily.

It might be genetics—my grandma is a hoarder, bless her heart. You should see our basement: glass jars, plastic containers, wrapping paper.

For me, its emotions, feelings, and what ifs. I get emotionally attached eas...

January 27, 2018

 Photo credits to Laura Anne via CCO

Editor's Note: Rise Up is a conference run by Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) that takes place over New Years annually in Canada. This year, it also marked the beginning of an amazing pilgrimage: the right hand of St Francis Xavier...

January 21, 2018

Jesus calls us to suffer joyfully. But for many, these two words do not even belong in the same sentence. That might be because our understanding of suffering is flawed. I know mine was. But then, when I watched someone I loved become sick and suffer, this concept of j...

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...

November 4, 2017

1. "Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything." -St Teresa of Avila

2. “Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude." -St Terese of Lisieux 

3. "Go forth in p...

September 30, 2017

 Photo credits to Katie Moretta 

I hear it often, in different forms: "When they found out about my mental illness they told me to just increase my faith in God and pray more." Because of this complete misunderstanding of the pain mental illness brings, these people hav...

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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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