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5 Steps to Tackling Stress like the Saints

5 Steps to Tackling Stress like the Saints

By: Allie Livingston When I was still in school I would often think to myself, “there’s no way I’m going to get through this week.” As finals approached I would have a semester’s worth of my online class to finish in 3 days, 2 papers to write, several tests to study for AND I had…

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

By: Alyssa Foreman At one point or another, every young adult experiences a time of dreadful uncertainty, or what I like to call a mid-college crisis. Questions of doubt plague you constantly: Did I choose the right major? What if I don’t pick the right vocation? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing with…

Fr. Long’s Tips to Discerning a Vocation

Fr. Long’s Tips to Discerning a Vocation

This list is by no means exclusive, but it can capture for you a “discerning outlook.” The basic rule is this: drive the car. God will steer, but He can’t steer if you’re parked. Don’t just stand there, do something!   (The top three are the most essential.)   1.) Regular Prayer before the Most…

Mercy Week Mission

Mercy Week Mission

Mercy Week Mission A Reflection by Gunnar Goodwin I’ve never done anything exciting for spring break. Although I’ve always wanted to, I’ve never gotten around to planning a trip. Well, this year was no different. I had no plans for Spring break. Meanwhile, some of my friends were encouraging me to go to the Mercy…

Wiping the Face of Jesus in our Midst

Wiping the Face of Jesus in our Midst

By: Abby Richard Recently, I had the opportunity to help a friend of mine who has been on a long journey. He had a painful blister on his foot and he was taking a rest. He was sitting alone on the side of the hill and I could see the pain in his face. I…

Women of the Bible

Women of the Bible

By: Abigail Guillory When we think of the Bible, at least when I do, I call to mind Jesus’ interactions being primarily with men. I mean, Jesus’s twelve disciples were all men. This is a something that I just accepted for a while and never chose to put much thought into it. However, through Lenten…

Jesus Desires You

Jesus Desires You

A REFLECTION FROM AWAKENING #68 By Jill Engel Like many young people who make the Awakening Retreat, I was hesitant. To be honest, I really just signed up to appease my friends and so they would stop bugging me about it. It’s really hard to go in without expectations when you hear others endlessly talk…