Now I Know What Mary Felt at the Foot of the Cross

A few months ago two people came in a health clinic in San Bernardino and shot and killed 14 people; one of those lives that were taken was my cousin.

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To the Cross I Run

His Cross: that ugly, undeserved, bloody, brutal Cross. THAT is the avenue in which He chose to redeem us. That is the avenue in which we are called to meditate and imitate.

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Is This What You Call a Fast?

Usually I do the whole fasting thing to the extreme. I still take care of myself but I give up a lot of extra things like chocolate, candy, meat, cheese, etc. the list goes on.

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40 Quotes for 40 Days

This Lent, when you find yourself needing a little extra push to fight harder, see clearer, wait better… look no further than right here.

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The Lenten Sacrifice: How It Can Save Your Life

Our Lenten sacrifice gives us an opportunity to exercise our freedom and will power, building spiritual resiliency and old-fashion discipline. It is, in fact, the most powerful weapon against the strong pull towards sin.

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It’s Time to Let Go

Life is filled with events that that require leaps of faith, trusting in the unknown. A long time ago, a young peasant girl, in the town of Nazareth, took a leap of faith. That girl was Mary.

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Everything You Know About Christmas is Wrong (Kind of)

How well do you know the details of the Christmas story? Time to separate the fact from the fiction, the donkeys from the kings, the innkeepers from the… well, non-inn keepers.

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Help Wanted: Learning About Holiness From Baby Jesus

Do you know what really bugs me about Advent? Or rather, the way people approach Advent? Everyone skips to the end.

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Advent Wallpaper

A brand new Life Teen Advent wallpaper for your desktop and phone – “Prepare the Way of the Lord” – designed by Joe Sanchez.

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The One Thing I’m Doing This Advent

To encounter people seems to be more than just acknowledging people passing by. It’s something bigger than just waving at people or smiling at them…

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