Conversion, Eucharist, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: With Open Mind, Eyes and Heart

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. Though written originally for Advent, the call to reexamine our focus as we seek to live out our discipleship is our continuous invitation… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: With Open Mind, Eyes and Heart

Christian Spirituality, Prayer

Praying: Kataphatic or Apophatic?

How do you pray? Do you find your prayer overflowing with images, thoughts and conversations or instead find yourself wrapped in silence surrounded by God’s awe inspiring presence? While at various times we may find ourselves practicing both of these, understanding the shape your prayer takes helps us to simply understand how we personally connect… Continue reading Praying: Kataphatic or Apophatic?

Christian Spirituality

The Case for Asceticism

Today humanity has  “enjoyed such an abundance of wealth, resources and economic power, and yet a huge proportion of the worlds citizens are still tormented by hunger and poverty, while countless numbers suffer from total illiteracy. Never before has man had so keen an understanding of freedom, yet at the same time new forms of social… Continue reading The Case for Asceticism

Book Review, Currently, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Currently, Chicago Edition

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. With my upcoming trip for commencement in less than two weeks, I am excitedly awaiting all the sights, sounds and tastes of Chicago!… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Currently, Chicago Edition

Reconciliation

Walking a Mile With Another

How often are we quick to judge someone who we see as disagreeable, strongly opinionated or assertive? Feeling our own sense of pride offended, and leaving indignant we frequently proceed to telling others or instead harbor that annoyance within. Yet, neither of these options can be understood as beneficial either to our relationships or to… Continue reading Walking a Mile With Another

Examen, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Procrastion

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. Poetry, prayer and reflection are all loves of mine! My grandfather had written many poems before his death, some of which were published… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Procrastion

Conversion Stories

Conversion: This Journey of a Lifetime

Some time ago, I had promised to share my own story of conversion to the Catholic faith. The anecdote, if you will, of how a young Southern Baptist girl found herself walking in the doors of a Catholic church and leaving forever changed... Freshman year at Mount Holyoke College was an exciting time of rigorous… Continue reading Conversion: This Journey of a Lifetime

Prayer, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Whose Calls Are You Taking?

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. Prayer is essential dialogue with God. Whether it be silent and contemplative in the stillness of your heart, or more verbal and conversational-God… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Whose Calls Are You Taking?

Holy Week

Holy Week: A Behind the Scenes Glimpse

The sights, sounds and scents of Holy Week that so permeate our remembrance of Easter are indeed rooted in centuries of tradition. One look around and one immediately sees layers of history and meaning in every ritual movement, prayers embedded within the hearts of a people of faith.  From the swish of the robes, to… Continue reading Holy Week: A Behind the Scenes Glimpse