Mary’s Birthday = the Dawn of Salvation

“The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.”  ~St. Augustine This is a fairly well known quote from Augustine, and also, a fairly well known truth. This mysterious “intertwining” is one of my favorite things about Scripture. It catches my attention, locks me in, and leads... Continue Reading →

The Difference Grace Makes

Last Sunday, St. Peter was a great example for the transforming power of grace. This Sunday, St. Peter is a great example of what happens when one doesn't swap for grace. The conversation of today's Gospel is actually a continuation of last Sunday's... the one in which Peter recognizes Jesus as the Christ and is... Continue Reading →

Weakness isn’t a Problem

I’m convinced that “swapping” is a way to grow in holiness. It always has been, but it just has never really been referred to by such terminology. I think usually, it’s more common to hear about “opening oneself to receive”-- and I by no means disagree with that. As Catholics, everything about our faith points... Continue Reading →

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