Know, Love, & Praise: The Freedom to Choose

I once heard that humans were created for a sole purpose: to know, love, and praise God. And, if we play our cards right, we will join the saints in Heaven in knowing, loving, and praising God. When we consider that purpose, what is even more beautiful is the gift God the Father gave us …

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Freedom in Monasticism and What It Means for the Un-cloistered

When I was younger I wanted to be a nun, badly. Even though I eventually discerned a vocation to marriage, I still retain a love and admiration of the monastic life from spending time with the Sisters. While I firmly believe that everyone should embrace their current vocation, I see the vocations to religious life …

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The Greatest Example of Love

"While not all of us are called to end our lives for the love of another, we are called to devote our lives for love of another..." In today's post on the theme of Love, Anni explores the ultimate example of love, and how it should provide us with the power to love radically, as we approach Valentine's Day and Lent this year. How will you allow Christ's example of love guide you?