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Easter Traditions: More Than Candy and Colored Eggs

After our time of reflection and prayer, our Lenten journey ends with the celebration of Easter! It is a celebration of new life where families come together to have fun by going on Easter egg hunts, dying hardboiled eggs, and... Continue Reading →

Prayer Over Playlists: My Annual Lenten Journey

Every year as Lent begins, I close the Spotify app and make a promise not to listen to music until Easter. No, I don’t plug my ears anytime I hear music anywhere, but I do refrain from plugging in my... Continue Reading →

The True Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s amazing to see that Saint Patrick’s feast day is celebrated internationally by many different cultures and peoples, but his popularity may not always be for the right reasons—many that participate celebrate not for Saint Patrick’s sake, but for the... Continue Reading →

How I Found Our Lady in Sicily

Every few years since the age of six, I’ve gone to Italy to see my family. My mother’s side lives on that small rock, kicked by the Italian boot, we call Sicily. There, between the ages of six and 19,... Continue Reading →

4 Things We’ve All {Tried} Giving Up for Lent & 4 Things We Should

Lent is upon us, all of the sudden it is Ash Wednesday and we think, Oh right, what am I giving up again? We rattle our brains to come up with something realistic yet meaningful, practical yet clever, and that... Continue Reading →

A Call to Greatness

This piece is a homily from January 22, 2017 given by Fr. David at St. Augustine church in Gainesville, FL.   Believe it or not I am actually a child of the '60s.  It might not seem so, but I... Continue Reading →

Get Excited for Alpha, from a Catholic Gators Alumna

I’m assuming that if you’ve attended at least one Catholic Gators event, or even been at the student center for more than 5 minutes, you’ve probably heard something like, “So have you been on Alpha? Have you heard about the... Continue Reading →

Seeking a Lasting Love

It’s Valentine’s Day. Which means you’ll probably see a lot of posts on social media of people in happy relationships, at least from the outside. Some of you might think, “Can’t I just have that?” or “I wish I was... Continue Reading →

How to Make a Difference in 2017

It’s plain to see that 2016 was not the greatest year to go down in the history books.  Let’s face it: the world right now is more violent, divisive, and selfish than ever.  It seems like every week brings a... Continue Reading →

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