Reconnected at the Tomb of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

One common misconception about prayer is that we take all the initiative. Au Contraire! As great saints like Therese of Lisieux pointed out, everything is grace. If I'm inspired to pray it is because God has drawn me to do so. However this doesn't eliminate free will; we can acquiesce to these promptings or simply… Continue reading Reconnected at the Tomb of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

My Encounter with Christ’s Merciful Gaze

I've always had a deep desire for hospital ministry. Every time I’ve had the privilege of being in the presence of the sick, I encounter Christ in a very special way. One day I went to the hospital with one of the parish priests, Fr. James. After we took the elevator ride to the top… Continue reading My Encounter with Christ’s Merciful Gaze

Our Incredible Story of a Saints Intercession

There is a funny term in the Catholic world for when a saint seems to be constantly interceding for you and a series of coincidences involving the saint seem to keep happening: Saint stalked. This is the incredible story of how St. Gemma, whom I did not know at the time, first made her intercession known,… Continue reading Our Incredible Story of a Saints Intercession

What is Man? Finding Your Identity in Christ

In Gaudium et Spes: The Pastoral Constitution in the Modern World, Pope Paul VI asks a fundamental question: “…what is man?” As Paul VI notes, it is the confusion surrounding man’s identity which leads to an existential anxiety where the most fundamental aspect of man, his identity, is in question. Thus, it is crucial that… Continue reading What is Man? Finding Your Identity in Christ