The official video for Josh Blakesley Band’s “You Are The Light” is now out and it is fantastic! If you’d like to read my review of the entire album, check it out here.
“O happy fault—o happy fault / That gained for us so great a Redeemer.” Thus begins the first track of Audrey Assad’s new album, Fortunate Fall. These familiar words, inspired by St. Augustine’s writings on the fall of humanity and sung at Easter vigil, set the tone for Assad’s first independent release. From the first to the last track, this is not just another album. It is deep in its spirituality and unabashedly praiseful in its lyrics. Her strengths lie […]
Today marks the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. As an alum of three Jesuit schools, I want to take this time to celebrate St. Ignatius’ feast day. His vision and the order he founded have been instrumental in educating millions of men and women around the world throughout the years. I am blessed to call myself an alum of three Jesuit schools and to be an active practitioner of Jesuit spirituality. The Jesuits taught me to embrace and […]
This is my soul’s song of everyday, perfectly captured in the lyrics by Matt Maher and the voices of Matt and Audrey Assad (two favorites of this blog). I live each day so grateful of God’s love and grace. It is the recognition that I am not alone and that the love that God has for me allows me to be more of who I am meant to be and more capable of loving. I need his love and grace […]
Caught this on CBS News. It is a brief look at the humorous side of religion and spirituality with brief interviews with Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of nine best-selling books and editor-at large at America magazine, and Matt Weber, author of Fearing the Stigmata. Also includes interviews with Jewish, Muslim, and Baptist comedians.
Catholic singer-songwriter, Matt Maher, has made it into the Contemporary Christian Music scene and is evangelizing in big and small ways.
I wish everyone could see with the eyes of God—with the eyes of love. I wish we could all set down hate, misconceptions, assumptions, and differences and choose to see the beautiful in each other. We’re all children of the same Creator, dwellers in the same universe. We should be the prisms through which love reflects itself outward and we should see others as those prisms that show us the beauty of what it means to be human. But, to […]
On February 27, 2013 I had the privilege of delivering the homily at my school’s Lenten Liturgy of the Word. The reading for the day was the Parable of the Rich Fool. I have decided to share the homily with my readers. “Be rich in what matters to God. For where your treasure is, there also your heart will be.” Today’s parable reminds us that we have but limited control over our future and in the time that we have […]
Two years ago I made the decision to leave behind a lucrative career in public relations to pursue a teaching vocation. I call it a vocation, because there is no doubt that God had been calling me to this ministry long before I finally realized it. There was no question then, as there is no question now, that I belong in Catholic schools. This knowledge and desire does not stem from an “us” and “them” mentality, but from my own […]