2015_06-LT-Worship

Worship: An Extraordinary Affair

Anywhere with the Body of Christ is a heavenly dwelling place, a face-to-face encounter with our love. My Church, our faith is something extraordinary. Let us never make it ordinary.

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2015-05_LT-SeeYouEucharist

See You in the Eucharist… No, Really.

For that hour of worship, the Church celebrates as one family. We stand eternally united and infinitely treasured, closer than ever before.

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2015-05_LT-Finals

Keeping Faith During Finals Week

“God will still love me, even if I fail this test.” I’ve said these words often, especially every time a Chemistry test comes my way.

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2015-03_LT-TranslatingGodsLove

Translating God’s Love

God reveals His love for us in incredible ways. Sometimes, it’s through the words we hear: a homily at Mass that makes us feel like God Himself has taken over the mic to speak individually to us, or a talk that says exactly what we need to hear, exactly when […]

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Lent: 40 Mini-Crucifixions

Lent is a time to remember Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the desert, to place ourselves in His shoes, and to realize that each temptation we face over these next 40 days is a dying to oneself. Each temptation is a mini crucifixion that, although painful, leads us one step closer to the glory of Resurrection.

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2016-03_LT-UnLoved

For the Days You Feel Unloved

For the longest time in my faith journey, I hardly touched a Bible. I heard it proclaimed at Mass and I knew all the stories from religion class, but I only used it for the good ‘ole “close your eyes and flip to a random page to see a message […]

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Life Outside the Bubble

Long skirts. Morning prayer with the community. Some rendering of Jesus—whether in painting or statue form—staring down every corner. And crucifixes… crucifixes everywhere. It’s not a convent, but it’s the next best thing. That’s right: Catholic school. I went to Catholic school for 13 years. Jesus was everywhere. We talked […]

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2014-11_LT-GuardingHouse

Guarding Your House: How to Fight the Devil and Win

The more we pursue Christ, the more the devil pursues us. He runs after us, looking for blood. But our Father runs faster, and has already shed every ounce of His blood — so we wouldn’t need to.

As Pope Francis said, to realize this endless love, we must guard our hearts from the devil “just as you protect your home.”

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2014-11_LT-Unhappiness

When Things Don’t Get Better: Finding God in Unhappiness

If we are to call ourselves Christians, then we must believe that God loves us and would never allow for us to experience suffering without purpose. Therefore, there has to be purpose in the cross of unhappiness. Whether we struggle with depression for months on end or just experience a day lacking fulfillment, perhaps these are opportunities to shine brighter and cling tighter. Perhaps there is purpose in our pain.

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I Will Not Be a Statistic

Everyone seemed to have it all figured out… everyone but me. I began questioning my entire career path (about five times a day), and I felt like I couldn’t keep up academically since there was now a much higher standard. I didn’t know anyone, and no one knew me. I found myself grasping for an identity.

Most of my first month, I was stressed out, anxious about the future, and addicted to microwavable pizza.

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