Lent – May the heart of Jesus make you holy not as you want but as He desires

My dear friends, Lent begins in just a few days and I have been pondering for some time what I should do this Lent. I have been asking myself the questions, “What is keeping me from deepening my relationship with Jesus? What is causing me to harden my heart and turn to the idols of [...]

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Loving Christ in our Ordinary Tasks

Loving Christ in our Ordinary Tasks

My dear friends, I was given a beautiful book for my wedding called By Love Refined: Letters to a Young Bride by Alice Von Hildebrand. In this book the newly married Julie writes letters to her Godmother, Lily, seeking her advice as she learns how to live and love as a newly married wife. As [...]

Advent Traditions

Advent Traditions

My dear friends, Advent is a wonderful time, isn’t it? We have the opportunity to prepare for the great joy of Jesus Christ being born into the world with the rest of the Catholic Church. Growing up my family had certain traditions that we did for “the season of Christmas,” which was actually the season [...]

It’s a Girl! Gianna’s Labor and Delivery Story

It’s a Girl! Gianna’s Labor and Delivery Story

My dear friends, Childbirth has been one of the most profound experiences within my life. Contrary to the fear-inducing stories you may have heard about labor and delivery, I actually had a different childbirth experience. Being able to bring children into this world through the Sacrament of Marriage is a gift God gives to us. [...]