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Brother Philip MacNeil

I met Brother Philip through my parish, during the process of getting our new church building ready for its’ Dedication. He and others from his community Read the rest of this entry »

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Pontius Pilate. During the Lenten season, but especially on Good Friday, I like to reflect on the example he shows us. His character and his personality is so complicated, and the role he plays during Jesus’ trial is almost mystifying.

Here he is, a man of power. In charge of a large piece of Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Part 2

**NOTE: This post is the second and last of a two-part series. This one is for the guys, but if you’re a girl, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a guy of Christ should act.**

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Titus 1. It’s not as popular as it’s female counterpart, but it’s important just the same! Also, Titus 1 is very Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Part 1

**NOTE: This post is the first of a two-part series. This one is for the girls, but if you’re a guy, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a girl of God should act.**

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The ‘Proverbs 31 girl’…I don’t think I’ve ever heard that term until I joined Twitter’s vast Christian Anon community. Everywhere I looked, I saw comments such as these from girls:

“I want to be a Proverbs 31 girl!”

“Trying to be the girl I was created to be. #Proverbs31″ 

“I thought I was grown up enough, but looks like I have more growing to do. #Proverbs31Girl”

Or comments such as these from the guys: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon 30 Facts About Me

In an effort to let all my readers get to know me better, I decided I was going to do a fun blog post with 30 facts that you may or may not know about me.  I got the idea from Twitter, when a bunch of people I follow got #30FactsAboutMe Read the rest of this entry »

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Six Whole Days

A Fictional Short Story by Alexis Grace

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 It had been a tough week, and nothing seemed to be going the way I needed it to. It was nothing terrible; just the ordinary happenings of everyday life. As I ran along the banks of a nearby stream, I found a log and sat down to look over the past week.  

It started with a big fight with my parents, which resulted with me being grounded because I completely lost my temper. Being grounded meant Read the rest of this entry »

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Lately, some Twitter content has been a real eye-opener for me. There are so many lies that society tells teens, and the biggest one seems Read the rest of this entry »

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We’ve read the story of our Savior’s birth, and about the gifts presented to Him by the Magi countless times. We’ve heard the Christmas carol almost as much. Yet still the three kings intrigue me…and this is why: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon I Had To Do Something…So I Wrote A Post

A couple of months ago, I found an article that really bothered me. So much so, that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick it apart. It first caught my attention because of the title: “No joke this time: Is the Pope Catholic?”.
If you know me, then you probably know I looked Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Come Holy Spirit! (Part 3)

This post is the third out of three in a series I call, ‘Come Holy Spirit!’ The title reflects my personal experiences from this past July, which focuses on receiving my Sacrament of Confirmation, and also my experience at CatholicTV as a co-host providing live television coverage of World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I have 2 hopeful purposes for sharing this piece of my life with you. 

  •  To express how much it meant to me, to celebrate the beautiful Sacrament of Confirmation, in the hope that those of you who are preparing to make your own Confirmation will appreciate it as much as I do, and understand why it’s such a big step in your journey as a young Catholic!
  • To show you that with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can do anything!!!

To read Part 1, click HERE.

To read Part 2, click HERE.

I hope you enjoy this personal witness series!

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The next three days passed quickly. To make a long story short, I spent them loading content onto my new iPod, taking tennis lessons, going to Pizza & Prayer, and doing some summer-schoolwork. Of course, packing was on the agenda too!

On Thursday, it was finally time to leave Read the rest of this entry »