Carmelite spirituality focuses heavily on this; that there is meaning even in the simplest things of life, the smallest tasks, the greatest tribulations. It is in realizing that this life is a pilgrimage that we discover the joy of life and the joy of God. Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., in his book Carmelite Spirituality: The … Continue reading How to Live and Pray Like a Carmelite Without Joining a Monastery
I'm doing a daily saint series over at Contemplatio Culture. Make sure to subscribe or follow or whatever you do to make sure you don't miss a post. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep doing this daily and give a little look at some lesser-known saints or a different look at very well-known saints. Tell … Continue reading My Little Micro-Corner of the World
Mmmkay so 2019 is here and going and I thought I should give a quick update about my writing plans and goals for the year. This blog is basically my dumping ground for everything else I do and the occasional update. Would you like to see more original content here, too? I'm writing weekly (plus … Continue reading Looking into the New Year
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Pittsburgh is a beautiful city with plenty of ethnic diversity and several unique churches. Residents and visitors agree that Primanti Bros. is a mandatory stop when visiting, and that if you take in a Pirates game, you'll be treated to a pierogi race. Or, check out a Penguins game and enjoy the home team winning. … Continue reading If You Love the Catholic Church and Good Food, Pittsburgh Is Your Next Pilgrimage Destination
Human Work as Cooperation with God "Now our work does not belong to us wholly. For even n the most personal work we use powers and strength that are given to us by God, the Creator of nature. This work does not belong to us, for its character is not only personal but social as … Continue reading This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work
In Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II proposed a new way of praying the rosary, a contemplative way. These meditations based on this way of praying are a little different than ones that may be traditionally used, but they are full of new insights and stir up the flame of love within hearts. Since … Continue reading Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?
1. "Shake it off" Mark 6:10-11 "He said to them, 'Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.'” This one was the first I thought of. Jesus literallytells … Continue reading #TBT- If Bible Verses Were Taylor Swift Lyrics
With Halloween upon us, many of us are probably thinking about the otherworldly, the evil, the mysterious, the ghoulish. Maybe you're watching some classic Halloween movies. A favorite subject of horror movies tends to be demonic possession. The Exorcist and The Exorcism of Emily Rose come to mind immediately. But sometimes diabolical possession can look like a … Continue reading Mental Illness or Diabolical Possession? Can You Tell the Difference?
Soooooo it's already been a busy month and there is SNOW ON THE GROUND here. Please put me out of my misery! IT'S ONLY OCTOBER!! *cries profusely in the corner* So glad I'm going to Florida for a few days at the end of the month. ANYWAY At the end of September, I had a … Continue reading A Writing Dump!