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A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

The Weakling

I am a weakling. I am a burden on my loved ones. The thought crosses my mind so often, it gets fixed in the back of my brain. I can seeRead more »

Hosanna

We have all been there – sitting in Mass with our children and just waiting for that moment when we may have to step in and distract,Read more »

Eternal Rest Unto Dreams

photo source “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”-Proverbs 19:21 A bride kneels next to herRead more »

The Really Bad Day

From the very cheeriest of Catholic women to the most depressed, we’ve all had at least one Really Bad Day. Not just a bad day. A ReallyRead more »

St. Hot Mess

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena’s famous quote isRead more »

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

“See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!”- 2 Corinthians 6:2 In the past two weeks, I have deep-cleaned myRead more »

Burying My Mother Alive

This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot Last year, I buried my mother. The hardest part is that she’sRead more »

The Life-Saving Lessons of Lent

Lent was serious business back in my Catholic elementary school days. Meat disappeared from the Friday lunch menu. Our colorfulRead more »

Series Photo, Rome, Eternal City, St. Peter Basilica

Studying Abroad Part I: One Short Week in the Eternal City

Two Pairs of Toms and a Rosary Walk into the Pantheon: A Young Woman’s Study Abroad Experience I have been given the greatestRead more »

I Remember Mama: The Early Days

If stay-at-home moms were awarded senior superlatives, mine would have been voted “Most Likely to Save the World”. After a majorRead more »

World Day for Consecrated Life: A Fitting End to the Year of Consecrated Life

Since 1997, the Church has celebrated the vocations of men and women religious with a special day of prayer. This World Day for ConsecratedRead more »

The Year of Consecrated Life: What Does it Mean to You?

In 2013, Pope Francis called for a Year of Consecrated Life to recognize the selfless work and inspiring lives of all men and womenRead more »

Remember the Manger: A Guide to Surviving the Christmas Season with Depression

by Liz Schleicher Merry Christmas! As Catholics, we are approaching the completion of a season devoted to pure joy. We’ve beenRead more »

Interview with Sr. Maria Gemma, OP: Year of Consecrated Life

Welcome to the 11th installment of our series for the Year of Consecrated Life. While I know everyone’s focus is starting to turn toRead more »