Scared of Justice?

I originally wrote this blog right after Osama bin Laden died. I waited to post it because I wasn’t sure how I or others would react to it. In my confusion over everything, I was scared by my own thoughts and feelings over justice. Below I will share some of the things that were running […]

An Empty Church

This Holy Week was the first one I had ever fully participated in. I had pretty much no idea what to expect. When I walked into Mass on Holy Thursday, I was walking in blindly. The Mass was so beautiful! At the end, however, I was very confused as to why the church was being emptied […]

Mission: Change

Being a missionary. What does it mean? Many times I have had people tell me, “I could never do the things you do” or “I’m not a missionary.” BUT YOU CAN BE AND YOU ARE! We are all called to be missionary in our everyday lives. So how do we do that? This is a […]

Are You At Risk?

Have you ever said a prayer, like in Mass or before a meal, and then realized you have  no idea what you just said? Have you ever said an “Our Father,” then at some point, not know where you actually are in the prayer? Have you ever said a Rosary and found yourself just counting, […]

It Was Out of Self-Defense!

Last week, I was at a morning gathering held by one of the parishes we serve. It was quaint little coffee talk after Mass and Adoration. However, for me it turned out to be one of the most troubling experiences in my faith walk. A man sat down next to me about five minutes into […]

Be still? Ben jij gek?

I have never really been a person who handles stillness very well. I was probably one of the busiest people at my college. I am a Musical Theater major and I had a heavy schedule filled with core classes, clubs, and rehearsals. I was always busy and had little time for things outside of my […]

Family Ties

The most recent subject of our formation has been the autobiography of St. Therese, Story of a Soul. At first, I was afraid this would be over my head, since I am a little girl from Georgia and St. Therese was an over-scrupulous Carmelite nun who knew her vocation since the age of two. But […]

Look Who’s Stalking Now!

As I continue further and further into my relationship with God, He has made it very clear that He pursues me more than I could ever pursue Him. And if He pursues me this much, why shouldn’t His mother? For those of you who don’t know, Our Lady of All Nations appeared Amsterdam, a little […]

Momma T. Would Be Proud…

On November 13, 2010, a few of us went to Maastricht, Netherlands for their Life Teen Mass and Life Night. They are so awesome! Even though they are small, they are MIGHTY! They really know how to get their kids involved in everything, from serving at Mass, to talking in discussions, to praying! One particular part […]

Meeting the Family

 On October 24, Amanda, Pam, and I went to a celebration of sorts in Roermond, a city in the Netherlands. It was a fabulous occasion! Not only was the parish celebrating five years as a Life Teen parish, but an entire family came into the Church. The children were baptized and received their First Communion, […]