What is the purpose of suffering?

2017 ended on a high. We attended Christmas Eve mass with friends (our first family mass where children enacted the Nativity scene). On Christmas day, we partied with close friends. Soon after, my sister and niece visited and it is always a blessing to have family over :’). On New Year’s Eve, my friends threw…

How can I become holy?

I have been randomly surfing YouTube to unwind and was prompted to watch this hidden gem — a video by Father Mike Schmitz of Ascension Presents on Padre Pio’s Secret to Holiness. This caught my eye as I first knew of Padre Pio after reading his autobiography as a teenager. He could fly! Bilocate! Had…

Why we should aim for perfection

Perfectionism… appears to be a negative thing in general. But in Christianity, we are called to be perfect and strive towards sainthood.