It’s the Little Things

A little while ago, I wrote a blog about simplifying my life and about how the simple things in life truly matter. I talked about how I’m beginning to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. But I’m starting to think of other little things, and just how much the little things matter. The […]

Training Day: The “ministry” in Eucharistic Ministry

I have been a Eucharistic Minister before, but coming into a new diocese, it turns out I have to be trained within the diocese before being able to serve. And I thought, “oh, well that sucks!” And shrugged off this service I have been doing. But now, having the opportunity to be trained made me […]

“when something was broke we didn’t throw it away”

Dominic is this 75 year old man who was here on retreat with a parish this weekend and he said, in his opinion, that people no longer fight for anything, they give up so easily. Another couple who had been married for 65 years was asked in an interview “How did you do it?” and […]

The Church is Alive

This is an exciting time to be Catholic. Many may think this is a dark time for the Church but the Church is in the light. I think Pope Benedict made such a humble decision knowing that due to his health he cannot be at his best to guide the Church. Here are 2 of […]

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 […]

“In Silence”

To start off the new year, we had the incredible opportunity to do an eight day silent retreat. Going in, I had no idea what to expect. Eight days of silence and solitude sounded kind of miserable. But, as soon as I shut the door to the world by committing to seeking only God during […]

You are Missionary !!!

I am a Missionary. I’ve committed to two years being a missionary with Life Teen Missions. For me that meant leaving my home country of Germany again and moving to the middle of nowhere, to a place called Covecrest. I am blessed to live in a Catholic community and to be able to serve our […]

More than A Song!

In the fall of 2005 I was a senior in high school and involved with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at my school. We would meet once a month in our auditorium for about 45 minutes. I still remember that at these meetings is where I truly learned how to pray with music. I remember […]

“It’s Been Years Since I’ve Been to Confession!”

I hear that all the time. As a missionary with Life Teen, I am blessed to be on retreat almost every weekend. No matter what type of retreat I go on, one of the most powerful moments of every weekend is watching people who have not be to confession in years finally go. Just last […]