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Almsgiving

I used to dread the red light that stopped me at the busy intersection right next to a wearily downcast homeless person, holding a crumpled cardboard sign. I would try to read the dark sharpie letters written on the sign, out of the corner of my eye. I dared not to...

Suffering & Miracles

Dear Friends, I am writing to you on the feast of the most beloved St. Joseph! What a wonderful day to celebrate the role of fatherhood and the St. Josephs in our own lives. Here you can read my personal encounter with the foster father of Jesus, and how that...

Charity in Marriage

If you've ever set out to intentionally be more charitable, then you know better than most that your efforts, as well as your internal disposition are often challenged to a fault! There are times when I consider the choice of my married vocation, and wonder if I...

Hope In Marriage

This week, we walked through the virtue of hope! Thank the good Lord for hope, as hope is necessary in each step of life, and certainly in every vocation - in a special and significant way, all its own. Despair and discouragement loom around us, tempting us to believe...

Faith In Marriage

  As we enter into the theological virtues - leading with faith, I found the scripture verse from Mark 9:24; "I believe, help my unbelief!" to be so well fitting of my own faith journey. How often does Jesus heal bodily ailments throughout the Gospels? Yet, we...

Temperance In Marriage

What Is Temperance In Marriage?   Temperance - the great moderator between restraint and excess can truly be a good friend in balancing and ordering our marriage appropriately. I'm sure many couples find that temperance often starts in the decision making...

Fortitude In Marriage

A Beautiful Work It's so easy to forget the things we cannot see with our eyes; the supernatural realities working all around us. Despite the fact that we encounter them regularly, we often choose to willingly ignore the angels and demons fighting for our attention....

Justice in Marriage

  Justice is the virtue I have personally grappled with the most throughout my life, which is apparently a problem, because it turns out the Lord loves justice (Is 61:8). I struggled for a while in my younger years with proper repercussions for heinous sins, such...

Prudence In Marriage

What an amazing first week of the marriage workbook this has been! Prudence..whew! I was honestly surprised at how much deep conversation this chapter produced between my spouse and I, as we were the ones on the hot seat! Our main takeaway was being "present." We...

Advent Reflections – 4th Sunday

The Fullness Of Grace When the angel Gabriel came to Mary,  he addressed her in a way that is pivotally significant to who she is (to God, Jesus, and us). Gabriel actually called her name kaire, kekaritomene -or “Hail, full of grace” (Lk 1:28-30). This means that...

Advent Reflections – 3rd Sunday

Who Is John the Baptist? Who is this man, who has a profound spirit of God, with which he exercises it in the desert, by calling on people to repent? The priests, Levites and Pharisees who are sent to John are all quick to question by whose authority he preaches this...

Advent Reflections -2nd Sunday

The Messengers The word angel itself means messenger, and often throughout salvation history God has sent angels to bring messages and guidance to men. But he has also allowed men; such as prophets and other holy ones, to deliver his messages and guide his people as...