Sophia Swinford
Beautiful
Sophia Swinford

It Didn’t Have to be Beautiful

When I see beauty, in all its glory and extravagance, I realize that there is something extravagant about me. None of creation needs to exist; it exists only because God has freely chosen to create it. I exist only because God has freely loved me into existence; I am the artwork of God.

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dreaming
Sophia Swinford

Don’t Ever Settle

It’s true that our plans do not always match God’s plans, but I can guarantee you one thing: He will never ask you to dream of less; He will only ever ask you to dream of more.

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Catholic Church
Sophia Swinford

Relationship and Religion: why Both are Necessary

Nowadays, it’s common for people to identify as spiritual rather than religious, which makes it tempting to think of the Church as an outdated way of relating to God. Or maybe even to think of her as a barrier between God and us. If I know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him, then why have the Church at all?

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Female
Sophia Swinford

How God Loves my Feminine Heart

As a kid, I thought, “How can both men and women be in the image of God? We don’t look the same!” Part of me started to worry that only men truly had that privilege and that I, being a girl, would never find my place in God’s plan or in the Church.

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embarrassment
Sophia Swinford

What it’s Really Like to Pray for Humility

I cannot sanctify myself, and, thankfully, that’s not my job. My job is to love my Savior, to ask patiently and persistently for the grace of humility, and to trust that everything—including my sanctification—is in His hands.

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RESOURCES

MONTHLY FEATURED RESOURCE
HIGH SCHOOL (LIFE SUPPORT)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (EDGE SUPPORT)
CONFIRMATION (PURPOSE)
LITURGY
TRAINING
BLOGS

RETREAT EXPERIENCES