Do you remember that lesson we learned as kids in catechism class about how we are supposed to know, love, and serve God in this life in order to be happy with him in the next?
That task doesn’t end when we grow up.
As adults in the Catholic Faith, we all have a vocation to holiness. We’re all called to pursue heaven with our minds, hearts, and actions.
It’s time to dive deeper into living our faith.
- Do you want to know God more intimately?
- Are you ready to love him more deeply?
- Will you commit yourself to serving him faithfully every day?
You’ve come to the right place.
Learning, Praying, Pursuing Virtue
Here, we will learn about God together. We will seek to love him through prayer, and especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We will serve him by pursuing virtue in the daily grind.
We won’t be perfect, but we will grow together.
Even if you and I only know each other digitally, we are members of the same Body of Christ. I am honored and blessed to have you by my side on this journey.
And I look forward to the day (on earth or in heaven) when I can meet you face to face, give you a big hug, and give you a sincere and heartfelt “Thank you!” for drawing closer to Jesus with me.
My Mass Takeaway
Sunday is the Lord’s day… but how do we set it apart from every other day of the week? Sometimes, just by going to Mass for an hour in the morning, then business as usual.
But I decided I want more.
I don’t want to walk away from Mass and forget the readings, the homily, the grace I’ve been given through God’s Word and His very Body. I want to carry Him with me in my heart, truly devoting the day to loving Him.
We’re all called to sainthood. But sometimes we can forget this in our day-to-day life.
With the Virtue Challenge, we will renew our efforts to live our daily call to holiness and focus on one virtue to cultivate each month.
But you don’t have to do this alone!
You can also join the Virtue Challenge Team, a supportive Facebook community where we learn and pray together, lifting each other up and supporting each other in our call pursuing virtue and holiness.
While I don’t set out to be a mom blog, many times my personal meditations are centered around my vocation as a wife and mom.
When I feel others may be uplifted by those meditations, I let myself be vulnerable in my imperfection, and share them with you. I hope that you’ll look at me with a kind and forgiving heart when you read my parenting reflections.
And I hope that you’ll find some inspiration to try each day, like I do, to be more perfect in your vocation.
Marriage is my primary vocation.
I do my best to keep my husband first (after God, of course). To love him and support him in all his endeavors.
We’re a team. We pray together. We make family decisions together. We strive to treat each other with love and respect. We try to help each other draw closer to Jesus.
My husband and I are also an NFP (Natural Family Planning) teaching couple. We love to share our witness about this practice that has benefited our marriage so much.
I’ve been immersed in the darkness of depression, and suffered from a bout of secondary infertility. And through the grace of God, I’ve emerged, whole and healed on the other side.
But through my experiences, I’ve realized what a stigma and silence there can be. The suffering of isolation and self-condemnation that comes along with these types of suffering.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Through sharing my stories, I want to offer you solidarity, hope, and a share in the peace I’ve been able to find.
I’ve created some resources I think you’ll love as part of my ministry to help boost your prayer life.
Visit me on Etsy to buy prayer life products.
And stop by my printables shop any time for instant downloads (many of them are free!)
So Much More
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