The movie theater was dark. My mom and one cousin sat on my left and another cousin or two sat on my right. I was just four years old, but I will remember the next moments for the rest of my life. A little fish dove off of the gray ship into the ocean and … Continue reading A Lifetime of Calling, A Life-long Storyteller
Since 2005, when Fall Out Boy's second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree, came out, I've held a theory that bassist Pete Wentz, and possibly frontman Patrick Stump, has some sort of relationship with Catholicism. There's never been any explicit mentions of Catholicism in their music to lead me to believe this nor did … Continue reading The Church of the Outcasts
Pope Francis has declared this year to be the year of Saint Joseph, patron of workers, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus. Joseph often gets overlooked because of his more famous family members. Also, not a word of his is recorded in Scripture! He is the definition of the strong, silent type. But he’s … Continue reading Can St. Joseph Help You With Your Catholic Dating Journey?
Hopefully listening to my podcast! Up Too Late is a late night show style comedy podcast hosted by me. My aim is to be funny and have fun and hopefully you'll do the same. I'm very blessed that Grexly, the podcast arm of CatholicTV picked up my podcast and is editing, producing, and hosting it … Continue reading What are you doing up so late??
While there are plenty of people without this patronage that live lives of great sorrow, there are certainly also people under this patronage [Our Lady of Sorrows] who have lived sad lives. My great-grandmother, Mary Dolores (whose name means “bitterness and sorrow” and is a common way to honor Mary under her title of Our … Continue reading Sorrowful Name, Sorrowful Child?
King David was one of the most emotional men in the Bible. And he wasn’t afraid of it! He leaned totally into his wild emotional states and gave us the majority of the psalms of canon, ranging from ecstatic praise to deep despair. Here are 12 of the most depressing, emo psalms in the Bible. … Continue reading Twelve Emo Psalms
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At the last moment, the other Jesuit fell ill and could not go on mission. St. Ignatius decided to send FX in his place. He was overjoyed and finally shared his long-held desire with Ignatius. When Ignatius questioned him for not sharing this desire earlier, FX answered that he was offering his will for the Divine Will and didn't want his personal desires to interfere...
The orchids have died. For a grocery store plant, they lasted pretty long! I do wish the blooms would've stuck around longer, but such is life. I got more time out of them than I originally thought I would, so it's still a win. The coneflower plant in the pink pot is taking over! It's … Continue reading Haphazardly Homesteading: Vol 2
For the longest time in my young life, I wanted to play piano. There was one at my Gram's house I wasn't allowed to play; the closest I was allowed to get to it was sitting on its bench at extended family holiday dinners. There was also a piano at my Grandma's house, but we … Continue reading Bl. Dina Belanger- September 4