Relationship Precedes Mission

The following are reflections from a participant of the 2021 GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum that took place from June 9-13, 2021, in Washington, D.C.   “It is thus my hope, dear sisters, that you will reflect carefully on what it means to speak of...

Words Like Honey

Words are powerful.   Words can build up and tear down. They have the power to wound and to heal. Words can break and words can reconcile. ​ I spent this weekend Austin with wonderful people, exploring the city, splashing in the lakes, and two-stepping until...

Episode 29 | Evangelization through Beauty with Singer-Songwriter Marie Miller

Have you listened to our podcast yet? Find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts! A full directory can be found here. "Every expression of true beauty can be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord...

Resting in His Heart

June, as you may know, is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You may have seen that mysterious image of the Sacred Heart – a heart burning, crowned with thorns, and a sword piercing its side. When I first saw the image some years ago, I was fascinated,...

Love That Surpasses Knowledge

During this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I've found myself meditating on the love of God, which surpasses knowledge. ​ I think, as a society, we're pretty focused on knowledge. And it's rarely lacking. We can google anything we want, find answers in...

Nothing I Hold Onto

I Lean Not On My Own Understanding. My life is in the hands of the maker of Heaven.   There was, and is, so much about our faith that I struggle to understand. Concepts like our Trinitarian God, saving sex and sexual acts for marriage, and Christ’s redemptive...

The Most Important Question to Ask Today

Happy Tuesday, friends! ​ Instead of a longer letter this week, I want to offer a simple question for reflection, posed this past week by a very good and very holy friend. ​ Here it is: "Lord, what is Your will for me today?" ​ That's it. Simple, clear, and leads us...

This is Your Sign

 This weekend I was wrestling in prayer. I was asking questions of God, begging Him for peace in a particularly painful struggle. For an hour, I dove into scripture, sat silently in expectation, and pleaded for greater peace and trust. Exhausted and honestly...

Episode 20: Q&A- WFH, Juggling Faith/Work/Life, Birthdays, Community, Dating + More!

Have you listened to our podcast yet? Find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts! A full directory can be found here. Wow, can you believe we’re already at episode 20?! I am so grateful to everyone who has been listening and...

Embrace, not Endure

We think, “No, this time I will endure.  Things will be better in the future”.  Indeed, they will.  We think, “No, it can not be so!”  We’ve defeated this demon, dealt with the night and already faced this winter. And yet—  The ice pushes from the earth the stones...
Words Like Honey

Words Like Honey

Words are powerful.   Words can build up and tear down. They have the power to wound and to...

Resting in His Heart

Resting in His Heart

June, as you may know, is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You may have seen that...

This is Your Sign

This is Your Sign

 This weekend I was wrestling in prayer. I was asking questions of God, begging Him for peace in a...

All is Gift

All is Gift

How do you receive God's gifts? ​ The gift of a new day. The gift of a warm cup of coffee. The...

A Lent Well Spent

A Lent Well Spent

I read these words written by Thomas Merton earlier this week, and I can't get them out of my...

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