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Mi Morenita: What Guadalupe Taught me About Culture

While I was busy being a self-absorbed brat, I completely failed to realize the absolute gift Guadalupe is to my people of Mexican heritage. In addition to the beautiful story of how she appeared to St. Juan Diego and the incredible facts about the tilma itself (which you can read more about here, her mere presence was a sign of love to the Mexican people.

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How to Advent

All these changes signal the start of a very important season, but in order to get the best out of Advent, we have to do a little bit more than decking the halls and putting the good silver out.

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50 Fun Things to do to Help You Love Being Single

I get that dating is a lot of fun, but I’m here to tell you don’t need a significant other to have the best high school experience ever!

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The Pursuit: Long Distance Relationships

Those that have endured a long distance relationship know it takes trust, communication, patience, and a million other virtues.

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Why Saying “Everything Happens for a Reason” Doesn’t Help

“And what about those that live in third-world countries, young children born into such poverty? Will saying ‘everything happens for a reason’ just make all this pain go away?”

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Comparing Isn’t Helping You and Here’s Why…

Albert Einstein famously said the following: “Every one is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” More often than not, I believe we are the fish, judging ourselves on our inability to […]

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What the Saints Have to Say About Stress

We have some great examples of saints who found ways to invite Christ into their stress and share with us the wisdom that comes with that peace. Stressful situations pop up and are a part of life, so here’s some encouragement from saints that’ll help you refocus and get through those hard times…

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(Don’t) Tap to Buy: Consuming With Care

If I were to take a hard look at my day, I would notice a few things: what I often complain about is usually something I want in excess, not a need that isn’t being filled. For example, “I don’t have ANYTHING to wear” basically translates to “I want to buy new clothes because I’m bored by the ones in my closet.”

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Finding the Heart of God in Advent

Because we wait so much, we can be tempted to think of Advent as just another time spent waiting for something to happen.

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A Sneak Peek at Ascend

Ascend is a lectionary-based resource that walks any reader through the Sunday Mass readings (from the first Sunday in Advent all the way through Christ the King). Ascend provides clarity to the readings by overviewing important connections, word definitions, background information, and challenges the reader to reflect on the readings through prayer, journaling, and action. Ascend successfully educates and empowers us to be fully ready to receive the Word of God at Mass on Sunday.

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