Jessica Maria Andrea; I'm a Roman
Catholic in the most beautiful love
story ever told - that of Christ and His
Beloved. PRO-LIFE; made by Love Himself, to love & be loved in return. I am a religious studies and Spanish double major, almost done with my undergrad, looking to be a theology professor, and continue youth ministry and mission work abroad - these are just my plans, but I'm also discerning Christ's plans for my life. I'm a singer and performer, but currently taking a little bit of a break to focus on school and my ministry. This blog is bits and pieces of my life, and my spiritual journey. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Luke 12:34
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I went to Catholic Underground in NYC like I do most first saturdays - with Jess & Sarah like usual, and Giselle and Robby came tonight. I have to say, I was lucky enough to be at adoration yesterday as well, and I go atleast weekly but tonight was more spiritually butt kicking than usual - for some reason I really really just knew deep down how much I am loved by Christ, in this crazy love story..Why would I want anything else? Why would I want anyone else? How could I settle for less? It’s funny because I was pretty down this week and I’m not even so sure why - I have a few clues, just super stressed. But Christ really knew when to show Himself to me. When to romance me. When to remind me He alone IS, and He alone can do anything. I was humbled, I was happy, I was smiling. He truly searches for us! “You have searched me and You know me” - He knows our desires, and He wants to fulfill them! Why wouldn’t I want to go where He takes me? It IS hard - but following Him onto the water is worth it. It just requires completely abandoning yourself to Him, with all obedience, to learn to trust Him. When you are stripped of everything, and only have yourself to give, but end up okay, you trust Him. Now I need to follow my own advice.
“I praise You God that I am fearfully, wonderfully made!”
I am so happy! (:
The sins against Your name.
The slander of Your Most Holy and Immaculate Mother Mary
Slander and mistrust against Your Church You built, that I trust and believe is guiding me in the right way, ever closer to You. Although it is made up of men and women like me, mere humans that fall time and time again, it is ever strong and ever faithful. We are a Church of sinners aiming for sainthood. Not a Church of saints aiming to hurt. May people recognize the reasons You work through humans like me, who do make mistakes, to let us CHOOSE You out of love. May people see Your Church as the TRUTH and real road to holiness.
Thank you for loving me.
1324 The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.”136 “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”137
Bishop William Lori (Bridgeport)
Thats my wonderful bishop!!!! He is truly the best, and truly a shepard to us all. He will be a saint!