On the feast of St. Gianna, I wanted to share a part of my ongoing conversion story and faith experiences. Almost ten years ago, I had an unexpected encounter with this selfless saint.
I have independent tendencies, even when it came to my spiritual life. While there's nothing completely wrong about this, the fact that I was only relying on myself did cause a major wound at one point. The Good Shepherd had to step in and remind me that I am a sheep, not a shepherd... I don't have to take care of myself.
A list of Jesus' appearances post-Resurrection as well as the deeper spiritual meaning behind the amount of times he appeared. Why is the number 12 so significant?
Have you ever wondered why he didn't simply go straight to heaven? Why did Jesus stick around for 40 days after his Resurrection? It's a great question to ponder, but also one with two simple answers. To demonstrate to the world that he was indeed alive-- fully alive. To prepare all his disciples and Apostles to... Continue Reading →
A Catholic perspective on the hit single from The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, including authenticity, acceptance, growth, and superhuman abilities
Back in middle school, I had a strong dislike for a particular person. Her name was Lizz, and she went to the rival Catholic elementary school one town over. She was smart, pretty, and athletic. All the boys liked her, and I was definitely jealous. In my mind, she was my own personal rival-- especially... Continue Reading →
This story is not my own. I came across it this morning and thought it was an incredible story of the power of grace. You might remember this story from a few years back; an editor from ESPN was fired for his headline "Chink in the Armor" which he used as his opening line for... Continue Reading →