Sacred Art

Sacred Art

It was my first time in Rome, and I was overwhelmed by the beautiful marvels of the Italian culture. I wanted to drink in every drop of Italy’s timeless charm and rich history – the sites, the churches, the fountains and steps, the sacred art, relics and...
The Dark Night of the Single Soul

The Dark Night of the Single Soul

My Dark Night I knew this moment would come sooner or later, but had hoped for the latter. As he knelt to propose, I couldn’t listen to a word he was saying – and not because of the sheer joy the moment should have elicited, but rather because I had become consumed...
Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree

Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree

Heave a sigh all you weary people of God! Advent is the first moment of the new liturgical year, and it is a time to cast aside the worries of the world and to focus on what really matters – our eternal life! Luke records a very bleak and scary image of the end...
Abuse in the Church

Abuse in the Church

Moral Gravity To experience shock and scandal is always the appropriate response to disorder, particularly in the realm of sexual sin, and far greater when that sin is perpetually committed by representatives of Christ himself. As I read through the recent...
Being a Broken Thing

Being a Broken Thing

  One of the hardest metaphysical realities, taught to us both by Christ and through nature, is finding new life through death. Creation is continuously dying and through that death is being created anew. I don’t like this process. It’s agonizing. Why...
Gospel Reflection – Hemorrhaging Woman

Gospel Reflection – Hemorrhaging Woman

  Cursed by Blood As a woman living in the 21st century, fertility can certainly be perceived as a blessing and a curse. The week-long menstrual cycle each month is quite often the feminine curse that restricts woman from activities, zaps her energy, heightens...