I Started Praying with Mary and This is What Happened

For a long time I faked having a relationship with Mary. Even after I had a relationship with God, and leadership roles at my parish I just didn’t give it much thought. I didn’t even know how to correctly say the rosary until I did summer missions in college. So […]

5 Pieces of Advice From JPII for World Youth Day

Imagine millions of Catholics everywhere you turn. Flags flying, chants echoing through the streets, Pope Francis buzzing through the crowds. Imagine the zeal for Christ, the palpable presence of the Holy Spirit in the air, the celebration of the Catholic—the universal—faith. That’s World Youth Day in a nutshell. Whether or […]

How to Master the Art of Conversation

Just recently, I realized there is a common denominator between the following: Flying on an Airplane, Waiting Rooms, and Grocery Lines. Take a wild guess… no really, don’t scroll down yet… you should guess… The answer: Picking up my phone and scrolling aimlessly through whatever I can. Yes, you know […]

How I Realized that God is Everywhere

God is everywhere. God is present. God surprises. One of my favorite stories in the Bible appears in 1 Kings 19: 11-13. Here God intends to reveal Himself to Elijah. First a “great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. […]