Hope and Humility

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few months and by God’s grace, we received news of a bundle of joy a few weeks ago. I conducted home pregnancy tests, followed up with the school’s midwife, and proceeded to book an appointment at the gynecologist as advised. Two weeks later, we…

Lent and Holy Week 2018

I experienced many firsts this Lent. First Lenten bible study (Above All devotional by the Take Up and Read community), first time to a Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter church, and first adoration at the Altar of Repose from Maundy Thursday mass till midnight. Other notable highlights include my second talk on the signs and…

Signs and Symbols of the Triduum

Our chaplain gave a talk about the signs and symbols of the Triduum which was enlightening. I learned a lot even as a cradle Catholic attending this talk for the second time. It is meaningful to understand the rich significance of our rituals. This helps us enter deeper into prayer and appreciate how our living faith…

Eucharistic Congress 2017: Brandon Vogt on bringing lapsed Catholics to Church

  We attended the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress today, for the second year running. Father Donald Calloway was the most prolific speaker last year. He captivated us with his powerful conversion story (thanks to Mother Mary) while pacing the stage and waving a rosary in hand. Enigmatic. Charismatic! This year’s highlight is a priest of the…

Retreat takeaways

Love and faith: ‘How well have I loved and trusted God over the year?’ God is impassable Sin: The fall of Adam and Eve is an act of sedation. They basically told God, ‘I don’t need you’, and this is the heart of all sin. Baptism: Baptism is the undoing of the original sin of…

My second woman’s silent retreat

1. Service I have always been rather entitled, so I found our chaplain’s personal sharing that he spends all his time in adoration offering up his students to God, very inspiring to say the least. His actual point was that it is unhealthy to do so as God loves him too, so he needs to…

Why contraception is a bad idea

I attended a talk today as part of a Theology of the Body series. A couple shared about what contraception means to them within the confines of their marriage. They used contraception prior to their understanding of the Catholic Church’ teaching and they stopped using contraception after they understood the beauty and wisdom of the…

Healing: Crystalina Evert’s Testimony

It has been two months since I was prompted by God to be a Catholic writer. Since then, however, it has been an endless struggle of ‘what ifs’. During prayer time, I sensed God telling me that the first step in this process… is to heal. I am inspired by Crystalina Evert who openly shares about…