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…

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…

Spiritual Outlook in 2017/18

I am recounting my spiritual journey in 2017 as I resolve to do better in 2018! Liturgical Living I currently utilize the Verbum Dei Missionaries, Prayer For Living, and the Basilica of the National Shrine’s, Our Lady in Art 2017 Calendar, to stay abreast of the liturgical year. For 2018, I am will use the Our Lady in…

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving this year coincided with our fourth wedding anniversary, which made it even more meaningful. Ideally, we would attend Thanksgiving mass and receive a blessing from Father. In reality, the husband had a deadline to meet, and lunchtime mass overlapped with baby’s nap time. I managed, however, to invite a non-Catholic friend to join baby…

Why I decided to be a Catholic writer

I toyed with the idea of becoming a Catholic writer two months back. Long story short, I was miraculously healed from a debilitating illness. Prior to my illness, I was a Sunday Catholic who received the sacraments but did not allow God into every area of my life. I led a sheltered and healthy life…