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

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Catholic Mama

Mother’s Day is in two days. Whether you have always been a procrastinator with gifts or you have a good explanation for coming to the game late this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are five ideas of gifts to give to the Catholic mama in your life. 1. Give her a spiritual bouquet. A… Continue reading 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Catholic Mama

A Day in the Life of Sister Lisetta

In the late afternoon, I arrived at the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration convent. I parked my car in an empty parking lot, unsure I had parked in the right place. Snowflakes began to fall so I quickly locked the car and looked around until my eyes settled on a sister walking from… Continue reading A Day in the Life of Sister Lisetta