St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena

A medieval tradition, the St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena beings on the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and continues all four weeks of Advent ending on Christmas Day. This novena helps prepare us for the Birth of Our Lord. Tradition states that women used to pray this novena for a good … Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena or Christmas Anticipation Novena

Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

When I read St Paul VI's (I love writing Saint before his name) encyclical Humanae Vitae last year, the section on "What Love Is ..." startled me. As I read his descriptors of what love is, especially what sexual and marital love is, I immediately drew the connection to St. John Paul II's lecture series … Continue reading Sexual Love As Described in “Humanae Vitae”

Be Satisfied With Me

Feeling distracted and overwhelmed this Advent Season? Loosing sight of the reason for the season? Christmas blues? -A Poem Attributed to St. Anthony of Padua- Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, To have a deep soul relationship with another, To be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But to a Christian, God says, “No, not … Continue reading Be Satisfied With Me

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

  July 25, 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the prophetic and controversial Encyclical of Pope Paul VI Humanae Vitae or "On Human Life."  Most people refer to his beautiful encyclical as the "contraception" encyclical. During a period of social, cultural, and religious turmoil surrounding the purpose and place of family, relationships, and procreation, Pope … Continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP

    Where did modern Natural Family Planning originate? Modern NFP originated from Pope Paul VI's groundbreaking and controversial encyclical issued July 25, 1968. In 1968, many people anticipated and expected the Catholic Church to follow the direction set by their Protestant and other monotheistic brethren who accepted the practice of contraception especially hormonal birth … Continue reading The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please, read my recently published article on Catholic Match Institute's Blog, by clicking on the link below. Bargain Less & Embrace More: How to Navigate Love with Chronic Illness This article shares my personal experience with navigating the highs and lows of life, love, dating, and relationships with chronic illness. Learn how I've changed my … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please. check out my latest blog post published on Catholic Match Institute's Blog. I'm hoping this article helps provide a Catholic perspective on relationships, marriage, and high risk pregnancy. Please, enter into a very personal and important topic that has touched my life and many other women. May God bless and keep you all! Real … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

Embracing Chastity with Body & Soul

Everyone is called to chastity. Not everyone is called to abstinence, but all people are called to embrace chastity. What is chastity? An orientation towards God, His divine plan, and the good of the other by practicing a chaste love in the actions of our body and a purity of the heart, mind, and soul. … Continue reading Embracing Chastity with Body & Soul

A Letter to My Future Husband #NPN2017

Dear Future Husband, In our day and age, I know it isn't a matter of whether or not you have been exposed to pornography, but a matter of what you did/do once you were. I ask you to be honest with me. I know. I learned the statistics, the appeal, the behavior, the prevalence, and … Continue reading A Letter to My Future Husband #NPN2017

The Space Between

As a child, I couldn't have imagined the complexities and complications of my twenty-seven years of earthly existence. I had a very active and developed imagination too! As the Jesuits would say, "Life is a Journey." After eight plus years of Jesuit education, you master the reflective, meditative tone while reminescing on the journey of … Continue reading The Space Between