The Innkeeper: An Advent Reflection

Knock knock. The sound echoes in your house as you are sitting with your family around a table trying to eat a meal. This is not the first knock at your door today. You sit there, hoping that whoever it was will go away when you don’t answer the door. You wait. Knock knock. YouContinue reading “The Innkeeper: An Advent Reflection”

Mary, Mother of the Church

Monday, the 21st of May, marked the first celebration of the feast day Mary, Mother of the Church.  Pope Francis added this feast to the Roman calendar for the Monday after Pentecost every year. Pope Francis stated that he hopes this feast will “encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in theContinue reading “Mary, Mother of the Church”

Bringing God Into Our Daily Lives

My day often consists of prayer, classes, work, talking to friends, meals, and homework. With so much going, it is easy for me to compartmentalize my day so that each task is separate from the next. Nothing is wrong with this, except for when I compartmentalize God and my prayer to specific times of day.Continue reading “Bringing God Into Our Daily Lives”

Into the Desert

Have you ever felt as if your life is too busy or crazy? Has this craziness ever left you feeling tired, overwhelmed or stressed? Has it ever hurt your relationship with family, friends, or most importantly, God? I think at different points in our lives, we all have stretches where this happens to us. WeContinue reading “Into the Desert”