The Devil Made Me Do It

Does it ever feel as though the more you try to do better and live by God’s word, the hard the Devil tries to pull you back down? I thought about it for awhile and realized that the mantra, “The holier you get, the hard the Devil would try to pull you back down,” makes […]


The Beautiful Vocation of Marriage

My boyfriend and I are coming up on our one year anniversary. I know, I know, not really a big deal when you consider people who have been together for 50 years, but I think it’s a good sign that we’re on the right track. It hasn’t all been a fairy tale. I think that was one […]


St. Therese of Lisieux: The Vocation of Love

Earlier this summer I finished reading St. Therese of Lisieux‘s The Story of a Soul,  and I have to say, it’s definitely one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  In this book, which is St. Therese’s autobiography, she tells us about the “Little Way,” the path to sanctity and sainthood that she […]

Painting: "The Annunciation" by Henry Ossawa Tanner

An Open Love Letter to the Church

Author’s note:  This is my first blog post as a seminarian, which seems appropriate. It’s based on a journal entry I wrote on my birthday while at seminary. As always, I am still in an ongoing process of discernment (and need your prayers!), but this letter is my attempt to sum up my feelings for […]

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Love, Wind, and Fire

People say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. People who say that are people I normally would like to punch. Even if the saying is true does that really make absence fun or enjoyable? I think not. So rather than punch those people who say that cliche, I prefer to think of absence in […]

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