100 YEARS OF CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY

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This past Saturday, Our Lady of Wisdom hosted a Centennial Gala to celebrate 100 years of Catholic campus ministry at Texas State University. While the century has brought about various changes in name, location, and more, one thing about Our Lady of Wisdom has remained consistent: the Catholic faith.

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PRAYER REQUEST » FLASH FLOODS

Yesterday afternoon I huddled around my laptop with two of the women in my Formation Small Group to watch a scary movie, since Halloween is right around the corner. We’d had dreary weather all day, and the dim light, rain pelting my window and whistling wind added an extra little scare factor to our experience.

Then last night I woke to the sound of my phone vibrating violently–not the sound of a text message. Twice in the night it went off, informing me of a flash flood warning. I looked outside my window to see buckets of rain drowning our once parched lawn. The wooden fence that divides it from the front swung open and closed sporadically and the trees bent and clunked against my window. The scare factor became a little more real.

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A MULTI-PURPOSE APOSTROPHE: GOD’S LOVE

This is the talk I wrote and gave at our most recent Women’s Retreat, which you can read about here!

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THE TRUTH: GOD’S LOVE

In SPO we have a lot of catch phrases and over-used terminology, which I’m sure you’ve heard. “Receive what the Lord has for us,” “God desires our good,” and “have the Lord’s heart for his people.” What does that even mean, right? It’s easy for us to graze over phrases like these without giving them a second thought, but there’s one thing that we can’t afford to miss. There’s one thing that if we miss it, every other devotion or ambition we pursue–spiritual or otherwise–will be completely pointless: God’s love.

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WHAT DOES THE ARMADILLO SAY?

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Contrary to popular belief, Armadillos do–in fact–make a sound, as I learned on our Women’s Retreat last weekend. Each semester we at SPO Texas offer a retreat of some sort specifically for the ladies. (The men also have their own separate men’s retreat.) This fall, eleven students plus us two women’s Missionaries went camping at Gudalupe River State Park to contemplate the Lord’s love for us in the quiet of the wilderness.

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THE MODERN-DAY MARTHA

busy1-500x350“Whether we like it or not, we are a product of our environment,” said George Pappas–one of our Mission Directors–during his Formation talk entitled Our Vocation and the Disney Generation. Even if we try our best to be “in this world but not of it,” we can’t help but learn from our surroundings, and one of the lessons it teaches is this: if you aren’t burnt-out, in-over-your-head, non-stop busy, something’s wrong with you.

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FROM PAPER TO EMAIL TO BLOG

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Call me fickle, but it’s time. After much thought, I’ve decided to switch over from my email newsletters to a blog. This required learning how blogs work, which for some reason intimidated me so much that until now I never bothered to figure out how to even subscribe. If you’re like me (that girl who had so much resolve to keep up with her friends’ lives but not enough determination to find and click a “subscribe” button) fear not! If you were on my email list, I’ve taken the liberty of subscribing you to this blog.

For those of you who are new to my updates, you can view ones I’ve written over the past two years in the Past Newsletters tab. Happy reading!