Sharing the Journey

I have loved the Litany of Trust from Sr. Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life for years, and in 2021 I listened to the song version based on it from Sr. Caroline Caritas, S.V. many times. When I heard that Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. had a book coming out in 2021 titled […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 27, 2022

Jesus I Trust in You (A Book Reflection)

“[…] we might not have known of the work of a Polish philosopher from Wadowice had he not come to Rome. But called he was, and come he did, and his writing has received added importance” (p. 63). Previously I reflected on layers of how St. John Paul II’s intellectual development formed and small glimpses […]

Career & Service, Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 27, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part III

“The most public of pontiffs, most traveled of popes, has long been the pilgrim of an inner path that has taken him in the midst of others to Christ who is the center of the human drama” (p. 146). As discussed in my first reflection for this book, when I read At the Center of the […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 23, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part II

“Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II has brought to the office of Peter the experience of student and worker, playwright and poet, philosopher, theologian, and professor in the exercise of his calling as priest and pope” (p. 145). The second book that I have read in anticipation for the CPMAP Certification is At the Center of the […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 22, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part I

A few of the same things that drew me to my journal and pen at the age of twenty-one have brought me back: a yearning for healing, for clarity, for steadiness. -Joanna Gaines (p. 7) Earlier this year I started subscribing to the Magnolia Journal and have been loving the glimpses into Joanna Gaines’ and […]


December 18, 2022

The Stories We Tell (A Book Reflection)

“Healing is always about intimacy, not just the removal of pain” (p. 34) -Heather Khym I have loved the Abiding Together podcast for years, so I was excited to see that Heather Khym had a book coming out this year. I just finished Abide: A Pathway to Transformative Healing and Intimacy with Jesus and mostly […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 5, 2022

Abide (A Book Reflection)

Start reading as many books as you can and get your reading endorsement as soon as possible was the advice that my future English Language Arts cooperating teacher told me the spring before I officially began my program to become a secondary teacher. And, I took her advice. I began reading books for adolescents. In […]


December 1, 2022

The Betrayed (Book Reflection)

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” -St. John Paul II* On my 42nd baptismal anniversary next spring, I am scheduled to begin the CPMAP Certification through the Catholic Psych Institute. As a lover of learning, anticipation builds anytime I am preparing to begin […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

November 16, 2022

The Personalism of John Paul II (Book Reflection)

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