Stories of Grace: Doing Laundry

Posted by Stephanie Reuter on Aug 28, 2020 10:11:18 AM

College is a time to discover and chase your passions, cheer until you’re hoarse at exhilarating football games, have profound late-night conversations, and meet strangers who become your best friends.

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Stories of Grace: Motherly Prayer

Posted by Andy Miles on May 8, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Growing up as an ultra-early riser, I would sometimes awake just as the sun was coming up to catch the early hours of Sports Center, for no reason other than to be able to say I woke up before my younger brother. Ten-year-olds can be competitive about the strangest of things. 

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Topics: prayer, motherhood, stories of grace, rosary, intercessory prayer

Stories of Grace: Humility After Pride

Posted by John Lee on Mar 13, 2020 7:05:00 AM

On the 29th morning of October in the year 1994, my mother lost her favorite rosary when she flung it across the hospital room and broke my father’s hand as she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. They named him John after John the Baptist because, like Elizabeth, my mother had given birth to her first child later in life. They brought him back home to love and cherish forever.

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Topics: Eucharist, stories of grace, RCIA

Stories of Grace: Really Good Ponds

Posted by Madeline Infantine on Mar 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM

I think that, if we’re lucky in this life, we’ll get to come across perhaps three or four really really good ponds. This story begins with one such pond: a koi pond at Balboa Park in San Diego. This particularly good pond was something that I happened upon while ambling around the park one sunny June afternoon in the company of someone I dearly love. We weren’t alone in thinking it the perfect day to take advantage of such a treasure: there were dog-walkers and stroller-pushers, families and friends, couples old and young. Loveliness seemed to flutter all around this large pond, gently begging us to lend our attentiveness.

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Topics: death, Jesus Christ, Resurrection, stories of grace

Stories of Grace: Finding Grace Through Adoption

Posted by McKenzie Brummond on Jan 24, 2020 7:02:00 AM

Growing up, bedtime at the Brummond house was quite an extensive ritual. After we took a bath, my mom would let my brother and I pick out three books each that she would read to us before tucking us in. One such book that sticks out in my memory is Happy Adoption Day, a short children’s book based on a song. The lyrics to the chorus were something like this:

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Topics: pro-life, stories of grace, adoption

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