pentecost novena Holy Spirit Novena

Are you into Novenas? Then this one is for you. Not really into Novenas? Then this one is for you too! Why? Because the novena leading up to Pentecost is the very first novena. Ever. Sweet!¬†After Jesus’ Ascension, the disciples prayed together in the upper room for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Now it’s our turn.¬† Click... [Read more...]

How to survive the holidays as a single – Part 2 of a 3 part series – host a party!

A great way to celebrate the Christmas season (and to stay away from feeling alone in the season) is to host your own Christmas party. Here are some tips and ideas to all out fun! Have a theme: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, White Elephants Gift Exchange, Christmas cookie exchange. Be stocked with drinks, snacks and other goodies (you can ask attendees... [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 3)

1. This can be a difficult prayer for me to pray, but I think St. Ignatius hit the nail on the head with this one. Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give... [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 2)

1. Here is my 2nd go at it for 7 quick takes. 2. Did you hear that the next WYD is going to be in Brazil! It reminds me of the time my roommate and I were invited to an all out Brazilian dance club one night. Not only were we the only Americans there, the Brazilian babes kept looking at us and speaking portuguese in a way that I could just tell they... [Read more...]

Making friends in ‘the real world’

It’s difficult to make friends as you get older. Let’s face it, you don’t have the forced design of your elementary school walls nor the high school team sports to bring you together. But what do you do when you graduate, get a new job and move away? You can try a few things, introducing yourself to someone as you get off a city bus... [Read more...]

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