About Cristina Carvajal

Cristina is a student at Ave Maria University, where she majors in Literature. Her favorite devotions are the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of Guadalupe, God the Father and Saint Francis of Assisi (with him everything Franciscan goes, including Padre Pio and Saint Anthony of Padua.) She's a musician that loves writing metaphor-dense lyrics, reading good books, watching the night sky and overly sweet fruit smoothies.

Posts by Cristina Carvajal:

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“My God and My All.” A Reflection On Franciscan Spirituality

My God and my all -Saint Francis of Assisi. How sweetly Jesus overflows those souls who open the little door of their heart and leave it open, flooded with light and warmth, so that He can make, of that little heart, His dwelling! How tender are His delicate demonstrations of love for that dear soul […]

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On Reading Augustine’s Confessions

I read Augustine’s Confessions about a year ago, bumping into it by chance after I had given up on finding it anywhere. Back in Ecuador I had looked for it in every single library and bookshop I visited (religious or not,) but none of them had it. Some had The City of God, and they’d […]

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Thoughts on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Heart, dear heart of God, Beside you now I kneel, Strong heart of faith. O heart not mine, Where God has set His seal. -Vachel Lindsay, “Heart of God” This might as well be the most difficult post I’ve written for The Papist. Not because it’s hard for me to write about the devotion to […]

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The Disciple Whom He Loved.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” -1 John 4:8 John, the ‘disciple whom He loved,‘ was the youngest of all the Apostles and a simple fisherman prior to Jesus’s loving call. Even though he may not have been the brightest of Jesus’s twelve, even though he may have been […]


Ecce Homo.

“When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, ‘Here is the man!’” -John 19:5 Oh, love! Without it, we truly are dust, heavy bones that cannot lift themselves up. It is through loving one another that we learn to be human, to be merciful, and to […]