Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.– Psalm 106:1 (via treasuredwealth)
For the time being, I am 70% sure that I would want to join the seminary right out of high school. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I will become a priest.. I still have a lot of time to discern that.. But I feel as if He is calling me towards that direction. I still haven’t met a girl who has convinced me otherwise hahaha. But I do know that my heart will forever belong to God and I...
Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither...– St. Thérèse of Lisieux (via catholicanswers)
Five Ways to Practice Mortification without Outing... →
therencelaw: liseezy: Funny article with simple, realistic ways to offer even the littlest things up to Jesus. Definitely gonna start doing the first one… Gave me a new tattoo idea, too :) My friend also taught me that taking a cold shower can be a form of mortification =) If you’re not into self flagellation, sleeping on broken glass, or wearing hair shirts, but you still want to...
Grant, O God, that my heart may become detached from all things, and, being...– Thomas à Kempis (Catholic monk)
Portland bound tomorrow!
Are any of you followers familiar with Oregon? All I know is that I will be visiting the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows there, and along the way, my family and I will be stopping by the Abbey of New Clairvaux at Vina, California. It should be a spirit-filled vacation for all of us. The Lord surely knows that my parents need it most of all. They’ve been working so hard lately....
There is nothing better than that feeling you get...
If you belong to Christ you can find joy in...
My life in a nutshell.
Me: Good afternoon Father!
Fr. B: Hello! So, when are you joining the seminary?
Me: Wait, what? Uhm, I mean, I don't.. I'm still discern-
Fr. B: Great! We need holy men like you.
Anonymous asked: Don't mean to sound like a creeper, but I've noticed that most of your old posts are gone and your archive is pretty small. What happened?
For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at...– Revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the Great (via dennisjoealoy)
bgenius replied to your post: Plans for next year? Did you go to Steubenville on the Bayou this year? Fr. Leo and Steve were there and that was the first time I had heard or seen them! They’re sooo amazing. Sadly, I didn’t, but I did hear about it! I’m glad you had a great time though. =] They really are inspiring to listen to.
aritaxicabebe replied to your post: Plans for next year? CAN I COME? I promise you if we’re able to get them to come to our school, I’ll let you hide in my backpack. Or get you a visitor pass. Whatever works better for you.
Plans for next year?
My high school, Justin-Siena, has had some sort of a knack for bringing famous Catholic musicians and speakers to come to our school: Jason Evert Steve Angrisano Josh Blakesley Apart from that, the Catholic parish on the other side of the street has had the same kind of success with its Catholic men’s conferences, bringing in people like: Tim Staples Fr. Bill Casey Doug Barry ...
Yesterday, my mom and I decided to go to the mall. No big deal, right? But then I asked myself, “When was the last time I went to the mall?” And my mom reminded me, “Maybe a few months ago.” At that moment, I remembered how much I didn’t like going to the mall. It’s hard to explain - a lot just happens in the small amount of time you’re there. Maybe...
Do not be afraid! Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure. He alone can give...– Blessed John Paul II (via tenpazandwalk)
Looking for a new "Saint Bracelet" to buy.
I just really wish you could choose which images and saints you could put on the bracelet! I’ve already got 12 images in my mind already, but I’m pretty sure that no bracelet will have the exact same images in my mind. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maria Goretti, St. Michael the...
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious...– Pope John XXIII (via servabofidem)
When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for...– St. Josemaria Escriva
Taking Italian as your foreign language in high...
I’ve got a lot of great saints to call on for help whenever I’m stuck on a test. St. Catherine of Siena St. Gemma Galgani St. Francis of Assisi St. Clare of Assisi St. Agnes of Assisi St. John Bosco St. Anthony of Padua St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) St. Frances Xavier Cabrini St. Cecilia St. Lucy St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Joseph of Cupertino OH YEAH. This upcoming...
If you knew how much I love you you’d cry of joy.– Our Lady of Medjugorje (via belovedmegan)
Lately, I've been reading the letters of St....
I remember going to Adoration one day, feeling a bit angry at how sinful our world was, and how many people weren’t willing to repent from their evil ways. And not only that, but there are so many lukewarm Catholics out there who seem oblivious about the power of the sacraments, their obligations as a Catholic in this world today, and how to defend their faith in a world that is quickly...
Okay, I'll just be straight up here.
Nigel Thornberry needs to get off my dash. Now. I don’t want my dreams to be invaded by random noises among the likes of BLARHARGHARH. Thank you.
irishabolitionist: If you’re a believer and you’re feeling depressed, STOP! Seek the Lord. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Think of pure and lovely things. Philippians 4:8 Others come first. Philippians 2:4 Persevere. Hebrews 12:1 <3 Just because I know how easy it is to get caught up with the things of this world that we often forget to take a moment to pause, and reflect on how much God loves us. ...
When the Rosary is said in common, it is far more frightening to the devil than...– St. Louis de Montfort (via thefullnessofthefaith)
The world could more easily exist without the sun than without Holy Mass.– Padre Pio (via servabofidem)
itsjennaaay- asked: hi! I was reading one of your posts and I saw that you go to mass early in the morning. I was wondering where you were from because where I'm from, there aren't any masses that early in the morning :P
If we are Christians, we must look like Christ - this is my deep conviction.– Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (via catholicanswers)
susiewolter asked: your mass post was really inspiring! i have the same feelings about it (:
Reflections about going to Mass
I find it funny how even as a daily Mass goer since Kindergarten, whenever my mom or dad would tell me that it was time to go to Mass, there would always be that initial reaction to groan and ask, “But do I really have to?” And the answer, of course, is usually: No, I don’t really have to. I don’t need to go to Mass on Sunday when I already attended the 5:30 Mass on...
Get ready for the excuses: – “Sunday is our only free time together.” (Great,...– Archbishop Timothy Dolan (New York)
In whatever state a soul may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and...– St. Faustina (via gracebagnas)
Anonymous asked: I love your posts. I love the way you show your love for God. GOD BLESS YOU. Oh and do you attend a Catholic school? :)