Telos: For This I Was Made

Published on September 29th, 2016 | by Jean Elizabeth Seah

I once read an article where the author questioned the social convention of introducing people by their name and occupation. She pointed out that it can be a limiting way of getting to know a person, ... Read More



Parents Are An Image of God

Published on September 20th, 2016 | by Thomas Clements

The image of God that parents can portray is meant to make a mark in the hearts and memories of the children it serves. In this way, parents will do much more in the lives of ... Read More


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Evie Help!

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Ryan Kraeger

I am late writing this blog because I have been busy this week. I am almost always busy, but this week is busier than most because I have used 5 weeks of my vacation on essentially ... Read More


Embracing Every Season

Published on September 11th, 2016 | by Lianna Mueller

Yet another summer has slipped away, remaining only a memory. Just like nature, the seasons of our lives changing is inevitable; it doesn’t always happen with our consent, however. With any season of change in our ... Read More


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It’s all about Love

Published on September 7th, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

There are a great variety of vocations in life, but all require a deep, persistent love.  Whether we look at our vocation in general terms and consider whether we are called to the religious life or ... Read More



Two Mothers Teresa: The Art of Leaving

Published on September 6th, 2016 | by Nic Davidson

"We cannot make circumstances turn out in a specific, pre-determined resolution of our preference. We can, however, know that when these decisions greet us, we can cut every tie, every umbilical, every grasp, and offer ourselves to the equation, regardless of the pain."... Read More


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Veritas and Vocation

Published on September 6th, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

Veritas: this is the latin word for “truth.” It is also among the mottoes of my order, the seemingly simplest motto of the Order of Preachers. On the surface, it is the easiest, in that it ... Read More


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My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by AnneMarie Miller

“A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.” ~Lk 10:30 With intrigue and suspense, Jesus narrates the story of ... Read More



Moses and the Parable of the Talents

Published on September 3rd, 2016 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

Tomorrow in the Byzantine rite is the feast day of Moses, God-seer and prophet.  The Gospel is Jesus parable about the talents.  In this parable the man who does nothing is cast out into utter darkness.  ... Read More



Treading Water and Making Decisions

Published on August 31st, 2016 | by Erin Cain

Often, when I have faced points of transition in my life, I have felt a sense of weariness, waiting for clarity as to where to go next. Unsure of which direction to take, I feel as ... Read More


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Spiritual Lessons with Elisabeth Leseur

Published on August 30th, 2016 | by Liesl Bee

I first encountered Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur about five years ago when I was towards the beginning stages of my spiritual dry spell. The Magnificat had included a reflection of hers that reads: “Those who ... Read More


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Do Not Be Afraid

Published on August 22nd, 2016 | by Ryan Kraeger

How many times in the Bible does God or one of His messengers say, “Be Not Afraid!” Urban legend suggests that it is there 365 times although that is apparently not the case. I have never ... Read More



Reflections of Reality

Published on August 21st, 2016 | by Kasia I.

It’s interesting how one thing makes you think of another, and before you know it you have a fantastic and seemingly-non-connected chain of thoughts. A while ago, I was looking at the light of our living ... Read More


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The Good News About Suffering

Published on August 18th, 2016 | by Thomas Clements

We are surrounded by human suffering. Many people are hurting in today’s world. Some suffering is horrific and some minor, but every kind can be soothed, and even removed, by trusting in God’s infinite Love and ... Read More


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Man and Morality: The Truth that Sets us Free

Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

The human person knows by nature that there is a certain code by which he must live.  Man also knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he wants to be happy.  As fallen human beings, we often ... Read More


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Not Just for Nerds: Why We Should Read Encyclicals

Published on August 8th, 2016 | by AnneMarie Miller

When I was a high school student, my classmates and I often had to participate in large discussions called “Socratic Seminars.” In preparation for these seminars, our teachers would assign reading material that often was lengthy, such ... Read More

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