Immaculate Conception – What does it Mean for Us?

Happy Feast day of the Immaculate Conception! First off make sure you get to mass because it’s a holy day of obligation!! So, what is this feast day all about – because it isn’t about Jesus being conceived that is for sure. A lot of people question Mary’s free will in her choice in being…

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Learning to See a Faithful God

I was talking to an adorable new Scottish priest the other day about pornography and just general struggles with lust (as many of you know this is something I’m incredibly passionate about learning more about) and he said something that literally blew me away: There are two people at the start of every temptation: God…

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Is Jealousy Fueling your Consumption?

Recently, I started reading, Happy Are You Poor, by Fr. Thomas Dubay and his words have had quite an impact on my heart. In this book, Dubay makes the argument that living spiritually poor is not enough. In the Gospel, in more than one account, Jesus is adamant about teaching that we must live in…

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5 Ways to Rock Your Turtle Neck

As I have a massive amount of papers due this week I figured I could just pop on today to give you guys some quick and fun tips on how to rock a turtle neck this fall/winter season. I know this post is a little different in that I normally give more tips specifically directed…

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Trusting in Divine Providence

Has someone ever told you to trust in the Divine Providence of God? When I first heard that from someone I had no clue what it even meant let alone how to trust in it. It finally clicked after many different explanations that God’s Divine Providence is the way He sets up situations, moments, interactions,…

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A Love Found in the Suffering

For those of you who don’t know, this weekend I had the honor of going to Lisieux, France, to visit the hometown and burial place of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. It was the most beautiful weekend and honestly I think I need to spend more time thinking and reflecting on this amazing saint…

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A Vocation of Love

Today is my girl Saint Therese’s feast day and I figured I’d talk about her a little bit today because her life and her story is such a gift to us. She’s an interesting saint because some people hate on her for, ‘not having done enough’ to be a saint, while other people say she…

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Understanding Natural Family Planning Through Sacrificial Love

By: Shanna This blog post is going to be raw, and honest, but absolutely necessary. You might not be in the stage of your life where you are about to get married, or even in a relationship, but this topic of Natural Family Planning is so important for us women to talk about and be…

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Learning to Mix + Match

Being abroad has forced me to significantly reduce the size of my wardrobe and for those who know me know – I love clothing. I’ve never really been into the minimalist style of clothing and even when I decided to shop more ethically it just meant a lot of thrift shops and the finding many…

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