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Just Another Gal

Dear Sister, Happy Feast of St. Clare! A bit over a year ago, I stepped foot inside the subtly rose-colored Basilica di Santa Chiara in Assisi, Italy. And as I reminisce about that truly magical day in Assisi as I walked through a fairy-tale town in the footsteps of Saints, I realize that the visit… Continue reading Just Another Gal

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She Was Called Daughter

*Note: This post is a reflection on today's Mass readings for the Catholic Church. You can read them here.* Dear Sister, I wonder what emotions the hemorrhaging woman experienced when she heard the story of Jacob that we read today. God Himself looks upon Jacob and vows to give him a future in abundance. He… Continue reading She Was Called Daughter

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Esther’s Summer Essentials 2019

Hey there, Sister! Wow, we are in the thick of summer, and how lucky we are to be alive right now!* This summer has been filled with joy and grace so far, and I earnestly pray that yours has been the same. Like every summer since Eighth grade, I am at a ballet intensive where… Continue reading Esther’s Summer Essentials 2019

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Her Winter Passed

Dear Sister, Merry Christmas, dear heart! I pray that you have had an ardent, intimate Advent, and a beautiful celebration of the Nativity so far (remember that the holidays have only begun).* This Advent the Lord spoke to me in poignant, yet beautiful ways I hadn't imagined. One of those ways was Him whispering (and… Continue reading Her Winter Passed

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A Thanksgiving Challenge

Dear Sister, I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I’m not usually that obsessed with Thanksgiving, but this year, I've been anticipating the celebration for months. Veronica and Ruth and I were once talking with excitement about Thanksgiving, and Veronica exclaimed, “Thanksgiving means fall!” at the same time as I exclaimed, “Thanksgiving means food!" So yeah, what… Continue reading A Thanksgiving Challenge

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And So She Stood: The School of Beauty in the Colosseum

Dear Sister, I was blessed enough to go to Europe with my family about a month ago. We went to Italy and Latvia, and while I could devote countless blog posts to the beauty of each and every moment across the ocean, one of the highlights of the trip for me was being inside the… Continue reading And So She Stood: The School of Beauty in the Colosseum

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An Open Letter to the Women’s March in Response to Their Tweet About Backpage

Dear Women's March, I write to you as a fellow feminist, a young woman who believes that we women have an incredible and exciting role to play in our world. I also write to you as someone who shares your fiery passion and willingness to fight for beliefs. Passion and conviction are vital and beautiful… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Women’s March in Response to Their Tweet About Backpage