Prayer is Not Asking, It’s a Longing in the Soul

As a Life Teen missionary, I have a daily rhythm of prayer. 7:30am   Daily Mass 8:30am   Holy Hour 9:30am   Liturgy of the Hours Liturgy of the Hours has been the hardest part of our morning prayer routine for me to enjoy. Liturgy of the Hours is the second highest form of prayer […]

God Wins

Summer camp 2013 is done. Boy was it one for the record books! I’ve been involved with summer camp since 2010. I’ve served as a summer staffer and in the kitchen at Covecrest. I was camp photographer at Camp Tepeyac, and this year I was Prayer Coordinator and Summer Staff Mentor at Camp Hiawassee. Each […]

Fleeing from Fear

I’m afraid of walking past where the bear lives at summer camp. I’m afraid of walking anywhere in the dark. I’m afraid of never finding my vocation. I’m afraid of white water rafting. I’m afraid of large quantities of mayonnaise and sliced yellow cheese. So what do I do to conquer those fears? Usually nothing. […]

Struggling to Accept

I just purchased “Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska” and HOLY COW! Gosh her life is really really REALLY cool. I’ve only been flipping through a bit of her diary these past few days in prayer but she just has these one liners that hit a place in my heart that really connects with me, […]

No Place Like Home

I miss home. I miss sleeping in my room on Long Island. I haven’t been there since January and I won’t return until half way through August. I miss hearing my sister’s crazy music blasting from her room. I miss the air compressor going on and off in my dad’s garage at the wee hours […]

Drop Everything Now

What does it mean to say YES? This has been the question that has been encompassing my every thought. I’ve been writing the word YES on my hand everyday for the past few weeks. When I don’t want to wake up in the morning, or love someone in my community the way they deserve to […]

40 Days on the Floor

Lent is just a few days away, or maybe by the time you read this blog it’s already begun. Nonetheless, maybe the temptation of the thing your fasting from is really eating at you. Suddenly you see chocolate popping up every where you go! This year for Lent I decided to give up my bed. […]

Don’t Drop the Fruit Tray

Picture this, you are at a family BBQ and your mom gives you a rather large fruit tray. It all looks so delicious and the last words you hear her yell are “Be careful! Don’t drop it!” The tray starts to get heavy but you perservere, you can see the table just outside, it is […]

I’m a Wimp.

The hike started out great, we literally walked down 500 steps. Then the scary part came. We had to cross over these HUGE boulders with water below us. Now the water wasn’t moving any faster than say the way water would come out of a garden hose but for some reason I became completely paralyzed and my hands and legs were shaking.

I wouldn’t take that first step of faith even though my sisters were lovingly encouraging me along. Eventually, after a lot of convincing, I took the first step . . .

Was Jesus Gluten Free?

Just four days before I began my mission year, I found out that I had a gluten and dairy intolerance. I knew the world wasn’t going to end: a lot of people have this and it is very manageable, but I still became extremely anxious. I was worried that I wouldn’t know what types of […]