Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897), the great Discalced Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, mystic, and prophet of Love.  Along with Saint Francis of Assisi, Thérèse is my favorite saint and the one whom I most desire to emulate. In Story of a Soul, her autobiography written as she was … More Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saint Edith Stein

This past Thursday, my Postulant brothers and I visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This was my first visit and I was greatly moved by the exhibition. It was all at once frightening, heartbreaking, depressing, and infuriating. Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Edith Stein, or St. Teresa Benedicta of the … More Saint Edith Stein

Praying in Silence

One of the most important aspects of discernment is developing an interior prayer life. For me, prayer is more than just the recitation of memorized lines, and it certainly is more than just a bunch of requests we ask God when we need something (although this is an important and fundamental part of prayer). My understanding … More Praying in Silence