Catholic Stories2019-12-12T15:03:24+08:00

We are hardwired to tell stories. Jesus used parables to engage. Parents tell stories to children. Storytelling imparts wisdom to audience, in bite-sized portions. Stories help us make sense of a complex reality.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Encountering God, Faith in Action, To Jesus Through Mary|

I was born a cradle Catholic, but I was never religious or put much faith into prayers or the Catholic Church. After my confirmation, church became less important to me, though we still attended mass on Sundays. However, as I had never devoted myself to prayer, I strayed from the Church for a fairly long period of time. All of this changed when I lost my father in November of 2015.

Living Abroad Convicted Me of My Desire to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

Faith in Action|

The responsibility of having to purchase and prepare for my daily necessities opened my eyes to my consumption habits. I experienced first-hand, the volume of goods I was using and discarding on a daily basis. God planted a desire in my heart to take action. I didn’t know where to start, but I knew that I had to start somewhere. As Robert Swan said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” I wanted to do my part in making a change, no matter how small of an impact it might be.

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