approved marian apparitions

Marian Apparitions from Around the World

While hanging on the Cross and obtaining our salvation, our gracious Lord made the effort to turn our attention toward His Mother. In addition, He instructed her to behold His...
May 13, 2022
mary magdalen the chosen catholic

The Thing that Happened in Between

“I was one way … and now I am completely different. And the thing that happened in between … was Him.” These are my favorite lines from Season 1 of...
July 22, 2021
mother angelica's responses to sin

The Three Responses to Sin

Over a decade ago I heard Mother Angelica make the following analogy in regards to sin and holiness. This audacious Carmelite likened sin to a mud puddle into which no...
July 09, 2021
REMEMBER Series // Calling Through Confession

REMEMBER Series // Calling Through Confession

Welcome to our Remember series, where we pause to reflect on how God has proven faithful in the past so to help us place our trust in Him in the...
June 22, 2021
henri nouwen books the return of the prodigal son

The Return of the Prodigal Son // Nouwen’s Conversion Through Art

Many of us are familiar with the story of The Prodigal Son. In fact, sometimes when people bring up the story of the Prodigal Son I find myself tempted to...
July 08, 2020
The Day I Let Christ Into My Bedroom

The Day I Let Christ Into My Bedroom

When I was a little girl, my godmother was divorced from her abusive husband and could not remarry in the Church without an annulment (which she refused to try to...
May 11, 2020
Resources for Pornography Addiction

Resources for Pornography Addiction

Our culture is saturated with porn. Most of us have either suffered from addiction to porn or know someone who does (even if we aren't aware of it). Pornography is...
May 07, 2020
The Restore Retreat Can Change Your Life

The Restore Retreat Can Change Your Life

You empty yourself for others on a regular basis. You crave intimacy with Jesus. You long for community with other Catholic women. You want to be still for a moment....
February 01, 2020
should i tell my boyfriend i watch porn

Dating and Pornography Addiction

One of the most blatant, destructive, and obvious evils attacking relationships today is pornography. In the United States alone, over 40 million people are sexually involved with the internet, meaning...
September 06, 2019
a prayer for confession

First Reconciliation (a Poem)

An Act of Contrition With a cynical heart, I stand obediently in church, Holding my young son’s hand, In line with other adults whose hearts May or may not be...
March 31, 2019
purge soul

Spring Cleaning Your Soul

I absolutely love spring. The last of the dirty snow piles melt away, the ice thaws, the gray skies slowly shift back to sunshine. Fresh breezes flow through open windows....
March 15, 2019
spiritual retreats

The Need for Personal Retreats

Each week, I fill my car with gas. I refuel my body with food and sleep. I charge my cell phone every night. But my spiritual life? How often do...
March 11, 2019