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The Harvest

Happy feast of the Nativity of Mary! Here is a snippet of history I found interesting: One traditional Marian image is the Mother of God as a fruitful field. Christ is the great harvest, the blessed fruit, of her womb. Read more…


Maturing In Prayer

This past week we celebrated the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine. These two incredible saints were vital to me early on in my reconversion. St. Augustine’s Confession’s met me in College when I was completely lost, but Read more…


Not Fearless, Just Brave

The time and place were all very different but the feelings were very much the same. With each, I felt a rush of excitement, fear, and nervousness. A clashing of emotions that left my heart pounding as I tried to Read more…


Just Livin’

Before I just jump back into posts I wanted to write a little update on what we’ve been doing these past several months! Covid hit but our lives have been full of joy and excitement, which sometimes feels wrong, but Read more…


The Gift of Motherhood

In the beginning, when new life is forming inside even unbeknownst to you, you too are being formed. And the moment you are made aware of that new little life you are forever changed. From nothing this little someone has Read more…


The Eucharist: Bishop Barron, The Catechism, and Cooper

6 Facts About the Eucharist taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.2. All who eat the one broken bread, Christ, enter Read more…


Cultivating Virtue

Everyday is a grand opportunity to grow in virtue, strengthen ones soul, and fall more in love with Christ. Everyday is a grand opportunity to love ones neighbor, ones family, and ones self with great patience. There is opportunity all Read more…


Marian Consecration

I like to imagine the Wedding Feast at Cana. I equate myself to the water, unfit for a wedding feast. Mary takes me gently to the feet of her Son. She says, “do whatever he tells you.” Somewhere along the Read more…


A Few of My Favorite Things: Pregnancy Edition

Hello all! I hope everyone is staying healthy and doing well. The Choiniere’s are settling into life in Indianapolis – a transition that has been wonderfully smooth even in the midst of the Coronavirus mayhem. I hope to do a Read more…


Jesus Got Hurt?

His eyes were wide and his face scrunched up. I could read the concern plain as day. He repeated himself, “Jesus got hurt”? I wasn’t prepared for this moment so soon, but I should’ve known considering the plethora of crucifixes Read more…