All I can say

I know you don't have to open these blogs.

But for some reason or another, many of you do.

You make time in your busy schedule to stop what you're doing, open the email I send, look at a picture taken of me when I had more hair, reflect and pray on who matters most in our lives––Jesus Christ and his Church.

For that, all I can say is...thank you.

Thanks for making room in your life in order for me and my family to serve you.

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Not that's more like it.

Our Catholic faith is not measured on what you know.

It's measured on who you know.

"You know a lot about Catholicism," is not what I like to hear.

"You seem like you're passionately in love with Jesus and his Church."

Now, that's more like it.

What's it going to take?

If you're like me, you enjoy getting the newest app on your phone. It's fun, it's new, and we convince ourselves that it can add a lot of value to our lives.

But after awhile, the same thing always happens. We rarely look at the app again, going back to the same three or four that we enjoy.

It can be the same way in our prayer, too. We seek many ways to pray, changing the time or style overnight. The problem with this is we become perpetual beginners, struggling to advance.

But there is that one way of prayer that you enjoy the most. And the one time of day (or night) you're at your best.

If you've found that way and that time, you know how to advance. What it takes now is discipline and commitment.

Just as the flower grows, slow and steady, so too will your soul.

You know this by now...

By now, you probably know how much I love Our Lady.

She's Queen of Heaven––and she's my Mom. 

And just like any mother who loves her children, Mary desires to give us the best––her Son.

Blessed Mother Teresa said that in times of distress call upon Our Lady saying, "Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now." I want you to remember that, today.

The saints loved Mother Mary. And we should, too.

Invite Our Lady into your prayer. Invite her into your family. Invite her into your parish. Introduce her to your friends.

And always, ask her to teach you how to love. After all, that's what Mothers do best.