faith

March 2019 Goals & Lent

March is here and with it the beginning of Lent. I am looking forward to it. Is that strange? I just find this liturgical season such a beautiful opportunity to […]

REASON AND FAITH IN MONTREAL

I went to Montreal this weekend to find some beauty and peace; to rest. I found myself acknowledging that I am struggling in my faith. My intellect is convicted of […]

GIVE YOUR DREAMS TO GOD

Here comes the dreamer! -Genesis 37:19 Ah, the story of Joseph. In reading it this morning, I am struck by the reality that I am Joseph<s evil brothers in my […]

SELF CARE

I hate the label, because I loathe how it is a lie, and does not truely define who I am, but it’s true; so very often I am a perfectionist. […]

YOU ARE NOT WEAK BECAUSE YOU SUFFER

I am stoic, stubborn, and struggle with pride. In my world, weakness makes me anything BUT perfect. Thankfully, I am learning to let go of my world and it’s brokenness. […]

THERAPY IN THE FORM OF BEAUTY

I know what I want this blog to be: a space where I am vulnerable and share beauty. I want whoever falls upon my posts to feel like they’ve found […]

FLOAT ON BY

Photo source: Bazaar, July 2015 issue I’m sipping on chai, and trying to keep my mind focused on tasks at hand, but my mind is floating on by. I’ve been […]

Good Friday

I stirred from my slumber twice in the night. You asked me to stay and watch with You. Each time I fell back asleep. Forgive me Father. I abandonned You […]

silence in the library

Being a woman is hard. Seriously, no tiny violin here: authentic womanhood is painful, because we’re called to die unto ourselves in order to be who we’re really meant to […]

Our Spiritual Home

There’s no such thing as being too flowery in prose when love is authentic. My friend Geneviève wrote this for me quite a few years back. She’s just one of […]

Blessed Is She

Have you checked out the devotionals over at Blessed Is She? I started reading them sometime in December. It’s the first thing I do now in the morning. Starting the […]

there I go

Our Lord will care for the souls belonging to Him; and if we beg His Majesty to do so, by His grace we shall be able to aid them greatly. […]

the union we seek

Communion: our ultimate purpose. You offer it so willingly. You transform Yourself into this tiny white host, into wine, and beckon me. The Creator present in such an unassuming form… […]

temptation

Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Synod Fathers: “Dear brothers and sisters, the temptations must not frighten or disconcert us, or even discourage us, because no […]

give me wisdom

How light and yet how heavy one’s soul can be at once. So many images flash before my eyes all day long, begging for my attention, but my soul can […]

vocational dilemmas

I had the strangest feeling last night as I was falling asleep. I suspect I’m overanalyzing, but I’ve been so torn when it comes to my vocation, I’m bound to overthink. As […]

mirror

Each time anyone comes in contact with us, they must become different and better people because of having met us. We must radiate God’s love.-Mother Teresa Do I radiate His […]

Sunday

This happy day which passed so quickly had also its touch of melancholy; my happiness was full till Compline, but after that a feeling of sadness took possession of me. […]

Confessions from a Stoic

Every year it’s the same. I’m a little too good at being stoic, except when my birthday comes around. Then I swing into dangerously emotional territory. I’ve become rather quite […]

Good Friday

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

penance

This morning, something funny happened during my confession. I was crying may or may not have been a little hard of hearing and the priest had a very thick accent. I […]

back to my roots

I’ve gone back to being a brunette. This shade is slightly darker than my natural colour, but my hair stylist promised it would fade into the right colour. I’ve also […]

thanksgiving

This morning I finished a novena and had my petition answered. Never underestimate the power of God. Through prayer, our wants align themselves with His will and God is faithful […]

New Year and New Graces

God has been so good to me in the last year, but more importantly, He is ALWAYS good to me. I’ve gone through some extended spiritually dry periods in 2013 […]