“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.”
When I chose the name Teresa of Avila for my Confirmation name during my freshman year of high school, I didn’t know what an important, meaningful decision I’d made. I picked her because she founded the Discalced Carmelites, a group of sisters I had grown close to in Indianapolis and admired for their contemplation, simplicity, … Continue reading Conversations with a Carmelite
This is the last post in a series about the exemplary life of Blessed Pope John XXIII, whose feast we celebrated on October 11. Today's post is on detachment and trust. John allowed God to carry him through life, just as his father carried him on his shoulders when he was a boy. His motto … Continue reading Lessons from Good Pope John, Part 3: Detachment and trust
(My spring break spent in Jerusalem and Galilee provided me with many images that I hope to share through my Peeling Oranges series.) Outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, I sulk in a mix of frustration and guilt, wanting to participate in the centuries-old traditions and services that originated in this city. On Palm … Continue reading Kisses on Palm Sunday (“Peeling Oranges” series)
To all of my fellow Catholics, Happy Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola! "Every good Christian ought to be more disposed to put a good interpretation on a neighbor's statement than to condemn it." –St. Ignatius To all of my Muslim friends, Ramadan Karim! “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek … Continue reading Happy holidays!