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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Love is Not Possible Without Freedom

God desires one thing from us: our love. For us, doing that is fairly simple, though not always easy. All we need to do is obey His commandments and to do His will in all things. It gets tricky when we realize that God gave us Free Will, meaning that some of us will choose …

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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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A Different Image of Catholic Femininity

If you ask someone to choose an illustration of "Catholic femininity" what do you think they might describe? An aproned Mother in a kitchen surrounded by a small army of well-behaved children? A traditionally habited nun, eyes downcast in prayer? A modest school girl with a plaid skirt covering her knees? An elderly lady kneeling …

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The Power of Femininity

"Yet, what makes a woman feminine? Is it the clothing she wears? The jewelry which may, or may not, adorn her limbs? Is it her hairstyle?  Or, could it simply be something more? Could there be more to the concept of femininity?" In today's piece, Anni explores femininity as it pertains to something just a little deeper than what the eye sees...