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Telos: For This I Was Made

September 29, AD 2016 0 Comments
Telos: For This I Was Made

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, because you immediately make assumptions about them based on their job. Instead of delineating a friend by their employment, […]

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It’s all about Love

September 7, AD 2016 1 Comment
It’s all about Love

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 the sacrament of marriage, or else look at the more detailed aspects of our vocation—which includes the place and […]

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Veritas and Vocation

September 6, AD 2016 1 Comment
Veritas and Vocation

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 is the only of the mottoes without an explicit action behind it: yet it is ultimately the most important, […]

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My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan

September 5, AD 2016 1 Comment
My Calling: To Live Like the Samaritan

“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 the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke. I cannot count how many times I have heard this tale. […]

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Our Lady Said “Yes!”

May 18, AD 2016 1 Comment
Our Lady Said “Yes!”

During this beautiful month of May, dedicated to Our Lady, it is fitting to consider the qualities of Our Lady’s character that we so love. Of the many attributes of Our Blessed Mother, one that shines out through all her virtues is her total openness to the will of God. For most of us, it’s […]

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The Sensitive Child and Lent

March 2, AD 2016 1 Comment
The Sensitive Child and Lent

Lent is one of my favorite times of the Church year. There is a lot of richness in these forty days, and so much opportunity for family and personal faith development. But, Lent and Easter can also be a challenge to teach children about, especially if you have a sensitive child. I was a sensitive child […]

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Talents, Vocation, and Stewardship

February 17, AD 2016 1 Comment
Talents, Vocation, and Stewardship

In the Parable of the Talents, Jesus calls us to be good stewards of the gifts we’ve been given, to grow and develop the skills and resources we have and use them toward building His Kingdom instead of sitting idle. A key element in this story is how the third servant, bewildered by his master’s […]

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Theology of the Body in ‘Friends’

February 3, AD 2016 6 Comments
Theology of the Body in ‘Friends’

The classic TV sitcom, Friends, is iconic for its long run, humor, and relatable characters that made everyone feel they were part of the “gang.” Friends also pushed the envelope, dealing with themes that America was just beginning to delve into in the 1990s. Taking a supportive and liberal approach to topics such as hook […]

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The Spirituality of the Parent

February 1, AD 2016 2 Comments
The Spirituality of the Parent

Don’t doubt it: your vocation is the greatest grace our Lord could have given you. Thank Him for it. -St. Josemaria Escriva I know this might not be true for everyone, but I need to admit that the ordinariness of the married vocation blinds me every now and then and I forget that this exact […]

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Your Vocation Is To Love

January 25, AD 2016 2 Comments
Your Vocation Is To Love

I’ve noticed that so many young Catholics have an inordinate amount anxiety about their vocations. I definitely put myself into this category. When I understood that my vocation was to the married life, it felt like I spent every waking moment worrying about it. Was this particular person “The One”? Was this other particular person […]

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Single on Valentine’s Day? Transform It with God’s Love

January 25, AD 2016 1 Comment
Single on Valentine’s Day? Transform It with God’s Love

January was only halfway over when I saw it: a dismal post on social media about being single on Valentine’s Day. Being single when so many people have a “significant other” can be very hard. Until I got married a few years ago, I was single. Even though I was not interested in dating for […]

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Rediscovering the Vocation of Homemaking

January 18, AD 2016 3 Comments
Rediscovering the Vocation of Homemaking

I’ve been mulling over a lot of things lately, but one thread that runs through all the variables in my life right now is simple: home. My husband (who recently defended his doctoral dissertation) has applied to jobs in a number of different places. We’ve developed our own little ritual, one that I’m sure is […]

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Infertility in the Christmas Season

January 4, AD 2016 0 Comments
Infertility in the Christmas Season

I recently finished weaning my toddler, my second born. When her sister was her age (nearly two and a half) she not only had been weaned for months, but I was also nearly halfway through my pregnancy with my youngest. I had always assumed that I would be pregnant again, by the time that I […]

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Leveling Up

December 14, AD 2015 1 Comment
Leveling Up

My mom posted this image on my facebook wall this morning. It was undoubtedly the mysterious and ironic workings of Providence that prompted her to do so, because as it so happened I had been contemplating that exact idea for several weeks, off and on. More ironically still, I had been thinking about it at […]

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A Toddler’s Wake-up Calls and Persistence in Prayer

October 14, AD 2015 2 Comments
A Toddler’s Wake-up Calls and Persistence in Prayer

“Mooooommmmy! MOM-MY!” My typical day starts with the high pitched voice of my two year old, yelling for me from her crib. Most of the mornings of my life haven’t begun this way. My oldest is about to turn five, and before she was born my mornings all started the same – with silence. Maybe […]

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