Be past Monday afteroon, right? My work life got really busy and we had to have the house treated for bugs (either from a camping trip or Europe, who knows), so I’m just now catching up on things. Here’s my rundown of goals: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. I shared an excellent re-blog on… Continue reading ROW80… wait… it’s Wednesday already?
Another World Youth Day post. This one is out of order, but it’s been tugging on my heart, so I have to get it out there. While I was in Poland, it took me a good while to adjust to things: where was I supposed to lead, and when was I supposed to follow? Why… Continue reading Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day
Today is the feast day of St. Genesius! He was an actor in the 3rd century. The story goes that St. Genesius was in a play for the emperor, making fun of Christianity. He played the part of the cstechumen, who was about to be baptized, and miraculously was converted right there on the stage.… Continue reading St. Genesius: patron saint of actors and actresses
Originally posted on from padua hall:
The execution of an old French priest at the foot of the altar of a sleepy old French town has made clear what all those who have eyes to see have been seeing for a while: We live in an age of Christian persecution and martyrdom. While some of…
I read an article yesterday called “Why life is too short to suffer,” and while I agree with the argument, I disagree with the ultimate conclusion: Life is not too short to suffer. Let me add a caveat: suffering without meaning is fruitless. Suffering with purpose is redemptive. The original post (check it out here)… Continue reading How suffering can make you stronger
Saint Maximilian Kolbe is one of my favorite saints, and it’s his feast day today! Here are 3 quick pointers about him, in case you’ve never heard of him before: He loved Jesus and Mary, like, a lot. He started a Marian devotion community in order to learn to love Jesus as his Mother did.… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch
It’s an idea I’ve been pondering for the past few days: be very careful what you pray for, because God just might answer your prayers… and then ask you to do something about it. Per my life situation, I spend a lot of time praying for “strength” for my husband and I. The problem is,… Continue reading Be Careful What You Pray For…