Perseverance, Penance, and an Open Heart

It’s been three months since my last post! Trust me, it wasn’t intentional. Life happens and definitely has been happening. Work chaos, flare-ups of my autoimmune disease challenges, and pneumonia have been a part of my little world since my last post. More than once I’ve questioned God about what all of this is about and why I’m being “beat up.” I haven’t received a … Continue reading Perseverance, Penance, and an Open Heart

In Appreciation of My Guardian Angel

I’m a day late in posting this but I’m sure my guardian angel is okay given the challenging time I had yesterday. — Dear Guardian Angel, You’ve held me near since I took my first breath all those years ago. You’ve been there in the good times as I made good marks in school, was baptized, confirmed, received first communion, made new friends, traveled around … Continue reading In Appreciation of My Guardian Angel

Spiritual Bilocation and Celebrating St. Padre Pio

I took the day off from work to dedicate it to my patron and confirmation saint St. Padre Pio on his feast day. The day started with 6:30 a.m. Mass, continued with some time in Adoration, reading, and a light dessert (I hope St. Pio likes cake!). One amusing note, about an hour after I came back home, I was about to settle on the … Continue reading Spiritual Bilocation and Celebrating St. Padre Pio