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More About that “Resurrection” Thing

It’s still Easter! Such an earth-shattering, universe-changing event deserves lots of attention. Especially since many people, including Catholics, misunderstand what we mean by “resurrection.” It is much more than the living-on of Jesus’ soul after death, and much more than a spirit that moves in our midst even today. The Scriptures witness to Jesus’ BODY…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Discernment

­During this time as young adults, we face so many decisions. “What’s should I choose as a major?” “Should I go to graduate school?” “Should I marry this guy/girl?” We constantly have to remind ourselves that God’s plan is LITERALLY infinitely better than what we can plan for ourselves. Fr. Trey Ange shares with us…

Is there room for Jesus on Greek Street?

+JMJ+ To all of the women that have had even one thought cross their mind about going through sorority recruitment, PLEASE. Hear me out. Whether you are totally in and ready to receive a bid from the chapter of your dreams, or you are on the fence of signing up because you are afraid of…

The World Needs Your Femininity

+JMJ+ The World Needs Your Femininity “The world does not need what women have. It needs what women are.” Edith Stein Ladies, the world is thirsting for your femininity. Our culture’s attempt to dive into the mystery that is womanhood has led to an understanding of femininity that is deeply impoverished. You are a gift,…

Life is Puzzling, Isn’t It?

“We would be in grave danger were we unable to recognize the richness in each human person.” -Saint John Paul II from “A Meditation on Givenness” I LOVE meeting people. I get nervous sometimes because I am hyper aware of awkward situations, but I still LOVE meeting people. Why? You may ask. Well, I enjoy…

The Poverty of Perspective

This past May, myself and 22 other members of the McNeese Newman Club went on a Mission Trip to Jamaica and stayed with the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor.  This is an entry from my journal that will help give you an idea of how we lived for 10 days: Night 1 The…

Who Am I?

+JMJ+ Identity: Who we are and Whose we are This Summer at FOCUS’ New Staff Training has been filled with the question: Who are you? Now, we could all answer in a number of ways. For example: I am a daughter and a sister, a missionary, a K-State grad (Go Cats!), and a friend. Now…