Ten Years of Leonie’s Longing
Celebrating 10 years since the launch of our website, on the feast of St. Catherine of Siena.
An Empty Space for Me
It is comforting to know that we are not alone; Jesus is there with us and for us. Even though the pain (moral, spiritual, or physical) does not necessarily go away, it is through the cross that we unite ourselves to Him.
I’ve chosen to look at the scar as though it were Frodo’s stab wound from Weathertop in The Lord of the Rings. Because the injury profoundly affected Frodo, it occasionally bothers him on anniversaries and other significant days.
The Healing Mysteries
Praying with these mysteries has opened my eyes to just how much Jesus can and will heal me. There are ways where spiritually I cannot see, and Jesus wants to heal that blindness. There are times when I want to follow Him, but cannot because of brokenness that is keeping me from moving. He desires to heal that too.
Her Eye Is on the Cardinal
I began to notice the patterns of the animals. I saw squirrels, chipmunks, and various birds like woodpeckers going about their day. But for some reason, I was intrigued by the cardinals, and I began to notice them everywhere. When I saw one, I felt like God was saying “hi,” and they became a little ray of light in my life.
I am the Light
When I am in darkness, when I want light, I sometimes think I find myself asking for the wrong thing. This light isn’t consolation. It isn’t knowing what is going on or where to go. This light is the light of a God who is with me. A God who reveals Himself as Emmanuel. This is the light that isn’t overcome.
An Advent Worthy of Christmas
How is it possible to make myself worthy of celebrating Christmas when I can’t enter into Advent the way I want to? The good news is: I don’t need to make myself worthy. I don’t earn the right to celebrate the Incarnation by behaving well during Advent. Jesus alone can make me worthy!
A Face to Love
Therese was less than ordinary as a young girl when she experienced a type of suffering that these days would possibly have counted against her entrance to the convent, namely, what had all the signs of a mental illness, which afflicted her around the age of 10.
Let Him Lead – A Video of Encouragement
Jennifer shares her magnificat of what God has done in her life since leaving the monastery. She battled depression and anxiety, but through all of this, she has grown so much.
Interview with Career Coach Ryan Haber – The Simpleton Podcast
Our volunteer Career Coach Ryan Haber was a guest on The Simpleton Podcast, part of the outreach of A Simple House He spoke about how people with liberal arts degrees, former sisters, seminarians, etc. can approach work and the job search. We think you'll find it very...