Fide Quaerens Intellectum

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in blog

Last Thursday Jason and I graduated from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, each with an M.A. in Theological Studies.  The journey of studying theology over the last 3.5 years has been one of the most incredible adventures in my life.   If you’re stalling out in your spiritual life or looking for something new to light a fire in your soul, I can’t recommend enough the study of theology!  Our continued intellectual formation is vital to our spiritual growth....

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Impatiently Waiting in the Garden

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in blog

We, the Church, sit captivated, breathless after Passion Sunday.  After 40 days of Lent… reflecting, sacrificing, repenting, we face the ultimate climax of the liturgical year, the Triduum.  And yet as we sit during these early days of Holy Week, we are asked to be patient—to stay alert, to stay awake, to watch.  We heard on Sunday what Jesus said to his apostles, his closest friends, “Sit here while I pray.”  We know what happens next—zzzzzzzz.  We, like the...

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Holy Week Ideas from the NCRegister

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in blog

Looking for ideas to kick up your Holy Week devotion? Enjoy this selection from the National Catholic Register, a service of EWTN. This article has so many great ideas–it reminds me of for your spiritual life! National Catholic Register on Making the Most of Holy Week Perhaps Lent 2012 went well for us, a profound time of confronting weaknesses out of love for the Lord. Or maybe it went rather poorly, and in fact was kind of forgotten in all the busyness...

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Giving Up Attachments for Lent

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in blog

  As we begin the 2nd week of Lent, it is important to take time out to “check-in” with ourselves and our Lenten plan.  Whether we’ve decided to give up chocolate, Facebook, soft drinks, or decided to add a new devotion or spiritual component to our lives, the key to any Lenten sacrifice is to exercise our spiritual muscles!  Giving something up (or for that matter adding something new to our routine like daily Mass) offers us an opportunity to stretch and...

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How Do I Discover God’s Will for Me?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in blog

In my 14 years of ministry experience the #1 question I get is…  ”How can I figure out God’s will for me?”  This is also a question I know I ask myself.  Recently, I picked up (again!) Rev. Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s Abandonment to Divine Providence. This spiritual kick-in-the-heart gave one of the best answers I’ve heard in a long time!  ~Katie Enjoy…   How to Discover what is the Will of God The divine action placed before us...

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