February 9, 2019

Friends are super important. We don’t discern anything in a vacuum, and the Bible is full of God speaking through the wise counsel of family and friends help arrive at decisions. The single life can be lonely as we wait for our spouses. For those of us who have found o...

January 17, 2019

In response to my video about the Church Crisis, a few people have responded by citing articles about Pope Francis meeting weekly with victims of sexual abuse with "hey look, there's hope!" Is this enough? (spoiler alert: NO.) This is my video response, ended with a su...

January 15, 2019

When discerning a decision rightly, we must shift our focus from "what do I want?" to asking "God, what do you want?" I have dedicated many blog posts to finding and knowing your vocation and other life choices in this world. But there's another layer beneath all of th...

January 1, 2019

Does this sound like you? You've never done just one thing your whole life. You are a complex machine constantly needing to be kept in balance. You have a lot of needs- physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological, social. You also have duties in life- job, family, an...

December 25, 2018

I watched the sun rise through the plane window, pervading the horizon with its orange glow. Below, toy houses and cars and roads and trees and boats and all manner of human constructs busied themselves getting themselves where they needed to go. As we dipped below the...

December 17, 2018

Why are so few people talking about the crisis in the Catholic Church? To whom do we look for guidance when we are losing trust in the hierarchy? What are we angry about, anyway- and should we be? 

If you're like me, you feel like you're taking crazy pills sometimes. I...

December 4, 2018

I talk about discernment and vocation a lot. It’s kind of become my thing since I appeared on The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. Because the show aired worldwide and occupied a year of my life, I have had conversations with many, many people about discernment and vocation...

November 20, 2018

There’s no denying we are facing a lot of anxiety-inducing problems “out there” in our Church and in the world. On a more personal level, I know few young people who don’t face the struggle of feeling inferior to others on social media or in real life. If you have foun...

November 5, 2018

Here's an exhaustive list. You should not discern religious life if you are:

  1. Married

  2. Already a priest, nun or monk, or

  3. A consecrated single person

That’s it, in my book. Those are the only reasons not to discern religious life.

I’m writing this because I...

October 23, 2018

This post is for anyone who feels a call to some self-starter initiative, whether it be a creative passion or an entrepreneurial venture. As someone in the arts and who has dabbled in entrepreneurism for many years, I am all too familiar with the infinity of little hou...

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