Ten Reasons I Love Being Catholic

There is nothing I love more than my faith. My life revolves around my faith. Catholicism is amazing , and words can’t describe how much I love being Catholic. I adore the faith and as writing this post I just got super excited. I woke up early to write this today because I was just so anxious and I couldn’t sleep! So I really just hope you enjoy this post! I definitely love way more than 10 things but I noticed the post was getting long so I limited it to ten things.

Ten Reasons I Love Being Catholic

Daily Mass/ Mass in General

I love the fact that Catholic’s have the opportunity to attend church everyday. Mass is my favorite part of my day in college. When I am having a stressful day I would go to church at 5:30 pm and give all my stress and worries to God. I love how traditional mass is, I literally can’t even express how much I love going to church. Just walking in and placing your hand in the holy water and making the sign of the cross, genuflecting towards the tabernacle before you sit in the pew. That’s even before mass starts! I love the traditions and I miss physically being in a church so much. It was never something I took for granted, I very much appreciated mass and would go as much as possible, but I miss it with my whole heart. I am very grateful I still have the opportunity to watch mass online in these times.


Okay, there is nothing I miss more than confession! I love this sacrament so much and I would go every week when I was at Tech. It is truly such a beautiful gift we have as Catholic’s and something that we all should utilize more. We are all sinners, and going to confession just means you are striving for holiness. Confession is not a sign of weakness but a sign of wanting to strengthen your relationship with God. When we mortally sin we completely break our bond with Christ and the only way to fix it is going to confession and doing penance for your sins. Jesus died on the cross that we MIGHT have the hopes of eternal life. Nothing is just given, if you want to get to heaven you have to strive for holiness and confession is a great sacrament to utilize in your strive for heaven. This is the first place I will be going once quarantine is over.

The Eucharist

Okay, maybe I miss this sacrament just as much as confession. These are by far my two most favorite sacraments and I miss them so so much. Receiving the Eucharist is the best gift I have ever received. Nothing compares to the actual body of Christ entering your body, you becoming more like Christ. You don’t consume the body of Christ, it consumes you, like that is crazy!!! In the Catholic faith it is merely not a symbol, but is the body and blood of Christ. The bread and wine is consecrated before our eyes at mass, to become the body and blood of Christ. Jesus died on that cross for our sins but now we as Catholics get to receive him daily if we want to in mass. We get to become more like him. The most perfect, most amazing person to ever walk this earth and we get to become more like him, by receiving him. We are beyond unworthy to receive him, but he allows use to receive him anyway, he is so selfless, like come on guys!! Our hands are not worthy to touch him, are feet are not worthy to stand before him and our whole body is not worthy for him to enter in, but he lets us anyway. He lets us receive him! I really hope you appreciate this sacrament with all your being. Receiving Jesus in the state of mortal sin is detrimental to your relationship with him. Just remember it is not a symbol, but it is the body and blood of Christ.

The Rosary

Oh how I love Mama Mary, our heavenly mother. The rosary is something that is so special to me and will always be one of my favorite prayers. When my Grandpa died over 5 years ago, I made him a rosary and placed it in his casket. I like to think every time I pray the rosary he is praying it with me up in heaven. The rosary, since that moment has had such a deeper meaning for me. The rosary is such a powerful form of prayer. My grandma actually passed away saying the rosary, she was so holy and everything I aspire to be. The rosary is such a beautiful prayer and if you ever have the opportunity to pray it in your lifetime, Catholic or not, take that chance and really listen to the words that are being said. It is such a great way to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ through his mother.


Like I have said before Saints are dope! The one thing I love most about saints is they were not perfect, they were fully human just like you and me. They are such great role models to have, because many of them have messed up just like you and me. Anyone has the chance in their life to become a Saint. The Catholic Church recognizes over 10,000 Saints. As Catholics we pray to Saints for them to intercede for us, and for them ultimately to pray for us. I know many people are opposed to the fact of praying to Saints and they would rather pray directly to God. Which praying directly to God is so amazing, but if you haven’t noticed God is extremely busy. Yes, he always hears what you are saying. But think of this. If you pray both to God and the Saints they both hear what you are saying and those Saints are sitting right next to God in heaven. That being said they are going to get an answer faster than we are down here and once that get that answer they will deliver it to you.


Adoration is such a beautiful form of prayer. Getting to be in the presence of Jesus through the Eucharist is just so beautiful. Sitting in the presence of God is just so powerful and comforting. The overwhelming emotions praying in front of the body of Christ. Adoration is where I have had my most transformative experience in faith. Where I have been able to really hear God and feel his presence there with me.

The Bible

I have come to love reading the bible through going to daily mass. In my free time I love to read and reflect on scripture, it is just so fulfilling. Our religion is based off scripture and sacred tradition, all the answers you are looking for are right in the bible. The bible is the greatest history book of all time! I really encourage you to take out your bible when you have time in read it because everything that we believe is written right before our eyes.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

The divine mercy chaplet is such a beautiful prayer. Just the words in this chaplet are so beautiful. It is such a powerful form of prayer and something that I have really leaned on during this pandemic. This pandemic has really left me hurting for all those dying alone and all the people that have died and never accepted God into their life’s. Just read the words of the prayer down below. It’s the perfect prayer! If you really wanna be moved listen to it sung I bet you $10 you will cry. It is just so powerful.

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.”

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”


Lent is by far my favorite time in the Catholic Church. I especially love Ash Wednesday and getting my ashes it truly is my favorite Wednesday of the year. Something I really look forward to! I love the chance we are given to dive deeper into our relationship with Christ. Lent is a time of growth and fasting. This lent was extra special since we could not leave our homes. I know it really did test my desire for God. We are given so much time, where time doesn’t become the problem anymore, yet desire becomes the obstacle. I was still able to watch daily mass at least three times a week and say my rosary and just spend more time with Jesus but it was hard since it was so easy to get distracted. I had trouble sitting still during mass, but I did try my best. I hope to continue to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ over the years to come. It just doesn’t stop when lent is over it is something we are supposed to continue throughout the year.


I loved when I made my Confirmation Freshman year of high school. That day I received such a great gift in receiving the holy sprit into my life. It hurts me to see that many people don’t see Confirmation as the beautiful sacrament it is. Confirmation is supposed to spark the flame of faith inside you. It is truly the start of your own faith journey, not the journey your parents set for you. I really hope if you have been confirmed or are going to be confirmed you really see it for the beautiful sacrament it is. My confirmation is what really shaped me into the person I am today and has truly made me love the Catholic Faith so much more.

10 Facts About Catholicism

I am back with another blog post! Also before I start happy holy week! There are many misconceptions about the Catholic Church. I believe many people are misinformed on the Church and only know half truths. So I would love to share about the faith that I love so so much!

  1. Catholicism was created by Jesus Christ himself. It can be traced all the way back to 30 CE. I know this has stirred loads of controversy among non catholics. I am sorry but I am just sharing facts. The Catholic Church was the only church for the first 1,000 years of Christianity. “According to Catholic doctrine, Catholicism is the original Christian Church. Christianity is the true religion, and Catholicism is true Christianity.” (Catholicism vs. Christianity)
  2. We don’t worship the Blessed Mother we honor her. She is the mother of Jesus Christ and praying to his mother is extremely powerful. Think about this, Jesus is perfect and he has to listen to what his mother tells him. Having a strong relationship with his mother makes your relationship with Him so much stronger.
  3. We believe in purgatory, which is a time of cleansing and purification before you can enter the gates of heaven. You can’t enter into heaven in the state of sin, you have to be clean.
  4. Catholicism is the largest denomination of christianity, with more than 1 billion (not all are practicing). Brazil has the most Catholics in the world #flex.
  5. The Catholic Church has seven Sacraments- Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy orders, Anointing of the sick.
  6. Catholics have daily mass, which is not an obligation but an opportunity to grow in your faith. Only going to mass on Sunday is an obligation of a Catholic.
  7. Women are not allowed to become Priests, the Catholic church is female and priest are married to the church. But women can become Nuns and Sisters which they then are married to Jesus.
  8. The Catholic bible has 73 books. The Catholic bible is the original bible. The Catholic bible differs from the protestant bible in the fact that it has 7 more books and the translations are often different. 7 books were removed from the protestant bible because it differs from their theology. The 7 books are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Barush, 1st Maccabees and 2nd Maccabees
  9. There is over 10,000 Saints recognized by the Catholic Church. We pray to Saints so they can intercede for us. So technically, we ask Saints to pray for us.
  10. Friday’s during lent in the United States we abstain from meat, but in other places around the world it is every Friday. The Bishops of the United States have said we don’t have to abstain from meat on Fridays year round, but if you don’t abstain you are to add a penance. We abstain from meat as a penance and in remembrance of Jesus’s death on the Cross.

Why Catholics Pray to Saints?

Saints are dope, and oftentimes misunderstood by people who are not Catholic. So I am going to clarify: why we pray to saints; talk about some really cool saints; and tell you how to become a saint!

Why do People Pray to Saints?

Saints are Jesus’s messengers, and we pray to them for their intercession. I like to think of saints like Amazon Prime; they deliver our prayer directly to God and intercede on our behalf. The prayer gets to God super fast, and now it’s not just me asking for a specific petition because my prayer has become the saint’s prayer too. Don’t get me wrong, praying directly to God is an awesome way to pray, and He always hears our prayers. But God is a busy man! There are different saints for different causes. The saint we pray to depends on what we are praying for. There are saints for just about anything you may need help with; whether it’s fighting cancer, or you need help studying, or you may have lost your keys. Whatever the problem, there’s a saint for it. And since saints are super tight with God, they can ask Him to answer our prayer, face to face!

Some Really Cool Saints!

All saints are cool, but there are certain saints I have become especially close to because I have prayed to them for years. There are over 10,000 saints. If I were to talk about all of them, this blog post would take me forever! These are just my favorite saints, but hopefully this inspires you to learn more about other saints!

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

My Confirmation Saint, and one of my biggest role models. She saw Jesus in every person, and loved with a heart like God’s; full of love and mercy. For years, like many of us, she struggled with hearing the voice of God. She often felt lonely, but continued to serve God by serving his people, and loving those the world saw as unlovable. All I can say is we need more Mother Teresa’s in this world!

Feast day: September 5

Patron Saint of: Right to Life, The Marginalized, the Poor

Saint Therese of Lisieux “The Little Flower”

This is my mom’s favorite saint, and not going to lie, she’s pretty dope. When she was 15 years old, she entered the Carmelite Convent to become a nun. She had been refused prior to this because she was too young. She had a short life, only lived to the age of 24. But in that short amount of time, she worshipped God constantly and suffered greatly for Him. The reason why I love her so much is that she answers your prayer with a rose. If God is granting your petition, she will send you a rose on the day of that “yes”! As humans we love physical signs from God, and receiving a rose is just so special. A rose all the way from heaven!

Feast Day: October 1st

Patron Saint of: florists, France, loss of parents, missions and youth

Saint Joseph

The earthly foster-father to Jesus. Over the years, I have prayed many novenas (9 day prayer) to him. He is such a great role model for all Catholic men. He lead such a virtuous life, and helped raised Jesus. Just think, he is the one man on this earth that God trusted to raise his only son, Jesus. That’s a huge responsibility, and it says a lot about his character.

Feast Day: March 19

Patron Saint of: A happy death, carpenters, fathers, men and workers

Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony is a pretty awesome man! I have a prayer book that I have used for years with multiple prayers to St Anthony. Every time I lose something, I say a prayer to St Anthony, and then find it! It’s like magic! If what you lost, can be found, he’ll lead you to it. He is also the saint I prayed to junior year when I took the SAT and ACT. Don’t mean to flex, but with many prayers and studying, my SAT improved 240 points and my ACT went up 5 points so…

Feast Day: June 13

Patron Saint of: amputees, expectant mothers, lost things, married couples and seafarers

Saint John Paul II

Okay, now this was a cool dude, no cap! He literally was the coolest Pope ever (my personal opinion)! He was Pope from 1978 to 2005. He was very vocal on human rights, and was also the first non-Italian pope in over 400 years, aka a very long time! He was the first Pope to visit the White House and he canonized more saints than any other pope!

Feast Day: October 22

Patron Saint of: hope, perseverance, Poland, World Youth Day

Saint Philomena

Saint Philomena, is a saint I just recently learned about. I find her to be really cool, and honestly, Catholic teens should pray to her. She is the saint of purity, and became a virgin martyr. She died at the age of 13. Since she took a vow of purity, she’s a great saint to pray to for strength to live a pure life. We live in a society where it is so hard to stay pure, and where purity is greatly uncool, and under appreciated.

Feast Day: August 11

Patron Saint of : children and purity

Those are just some of the many saints I have come to know, and love over the years! A company that really helps me to express my faith everyday is https://www.tinysaints.com/. I love this company so much! Tiny Saints are miniature little saints that you can clip on your key chain or backpack. They come on a card that tells you all about the saint. I have like 10 saints on my key chain right now! They are also great gifts for your Catholic friends/ family! So I really encourage you to check them out! You can never have too many tiny saints!

How to Become a Saint?

This is definitely a hot topic among many Catholics. If you ask a practicing Catholic what their goal in life is, their answer would probably be to become a saint. Becoming a saint with a lowercase “s” means you got to heaven, becoming a Saint with an uppercase “S” means you are canonized by the Pope, and have had performed two confirmed miracles. Wouldn’t becoming a canonized Saint be so cool!?!? Clearly I am not a saint, but I hope to be one day. To become a saint you need to live a virtuous life serving God and His people. We are called to take up our cross daily, surrender to God’s will, no matter how hard it may be, and love with a heart like Jesus. We must STRIVE for holiness. Seems like a lot of work, but here’s the secret – anyone can become a saint! If you make it to heaven, you become a saint. But if you want to be an exceptional “Saint”, surrender your heart to God and give Him complete control of your life. Because that is one thing that ALL the Saints have in common – total love for and trust in God. He uses the weak to lead the strong, and no one is ever too far gone for God. There are many canonized saints that have murdered people, denied God, and the Catholic church, but eventually turned to God and lived the life he intended them to live. So always remember – anyone can become a Saint!

I hope this clarifies what the purpose of saints are in the Catholic church. But if you are still confused, feel free to comment with any questions you have!

Where do we go from here?

With many churches closing during the most important season in the Catholic Church; Many people are left wondering “what do we do from here?” I know right now it seems difficult to keep up with living out your Catholic faith like you hoped this Lenten season. However, I promise you it can still be done, and your faith can grow stronger despite the major bumps in the road.

First, I know it’s not ideal but watching mass online is a great option during these borrowed times. For lent I was trying to go to daily mass at least 3 times a week. With the news breaking of most churches closing because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Wanting to praise God in every way possible but not being able to physically go to my church is going to be such a challenge, but nothing that can’t be overcome. Receiving the Eucharist is a huge part of our faith and during lent it is especially important to receive the Eucharist. But now that mass is canceled going to communion isn’t an option. So in the meantime as I watch mass online everyday, I say a prayer of spiritual communion (the prayer is at the end of this post). Even though I would rather receive the Eucharist this is the best we can do in the meantime while we try to contain this virus so hopefully can get back to normal life.

COVID-19 has really put things into perspective for me and hopefully it has for many other people in this world. As a society we move too fast. We need to slow down and focus on the things that are most important: GOD!! This world is so far from what God has intended it too be. God loves us so much that he gives us free will and free spirit to love. He lets us chose how we live our life’s even if our plan is different from his plan. Just look around our world is a disaster! Where is God? God has been taken out of our society and people and material things are idolized! God doesn’t cause pain, we ourselves cause pain by living our life not in accordance of his will. God is telling us to wake up and look around! You don’t have unlimited time to follow him. You might not have tomorrow. So today is always a great day to start living the life God has planned for you!

Remember God never gives us anything we can’t handle. It might seem like a lot right now but nothing is too big for God!! Give all you stress, anxiety and fear too him! He’s holding your world in his hands so stop trying control the one who made you and knows you more than anyone or anything.

Act of Spiritual Communion

Say this prayer during communion when watching mass online!

“My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present
in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things
and I desire Thee in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though thou wert already there,
I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee;
permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee.”

The Eucharist

Hands down my favorite part of the Catholic faith is the Eucharist. Having the chance to receive the Eucharist brings me so much joy! Nothing compares to watching the bread and wine consecrate into the body and blood of Christ at mass, right before your eyes!

As Catholics, we are so unworthy to receive the body of Christ, but Jesus lets us receive him anyway! How cool is that!! He lets us receive him at mass, so we can become more like him. After receiving the Eucharist you are supposed to go out into the world and be more Christ-like. The Eucharist is one of the main things that separates the Catholic Church from other denominations, so I feel it is oftentimes misunderstood by many people. So I just wanted to share some information on something that is so important too me and many other people.

Some Facts on the Eucharist

  • You can’t receive the Eucharist until you have made your First Communion in the Catholic Church. Many Catholics make their First Communion in 2nd grade, but you can make it anytime after that. The reason why most people make it in 2nd grade is because that’s when the church believes the child is old enough to go to their first reconciliation and have a knowledge on what it is they are receiving.
  • In the Catholic Church, the Eucharist is not symbolic to the body of Christ, it IS the body and blood of Christ.
  • The Eucharist is special, when you eat food you consume the food. Yet, when you receive the Eucharist it consumes you. When you receive the Eucharist you become more like Christ. Christ is present within you, so go out and shine the light he gave you. Be like Christ.

When Shouldn’t you receive the Eucharist?

Even though it is extremely important to receive the Body of Christ as much as possible there are times where it shouldn’t be received. The first one is in the state of mortal sin!! I know most of us have received Jesus in the state of mortal sin, but it is so important we try not too. The reason being as sinful humans we are already so unworthy to receive him, but he lets us anyway. But if you receive Jesus in the state of mortal sin, where your relationship is already broken from God, you down play the importance of the Eucharist. Guys!! that is the Body of Christ, the one who DIED ON THE CROSS for all of us!! So why are you downplaying the importance of it! Also you shouldn’t receive if you don’t believe it is the body and blood of Christ. About 2/3rds of Catholics don’t believe the bread and wine is actually the body and blood of Christ. So why do I not see 2/3rds of the congregation sitting down at communion or crossing there arms to receive a blessing? I think it’s because people want other people to think they are “good Catholics” or they are trying hard to believe it really is the body of Christ or they just don’t care, “I’m receiving Jesus because I am supposed too”. First off, what people see on the outside doesn’t matter, if you want to be a good Catholic, take the steps to become one. I know so many people are put off by Catholics because they say one thing and do something else or they judge others for not being Catholic. What if instead we loved everyone and lived out our faith like God intended us too and only received the Eucharist when we were in the state to do so. Remember being Catholic is something that should be treasured, so treasure the Eucharist just the same. If you don’t believe all I can tell you is pray! Pray that Jesus helps your unbelief. Go to adoration and pray in front of the body of Christ and ask God to help you believe! For years I struggled to believe it was the body of Christ so I didn’t receive it. I went a good 2 years without receiving Christ. I know now as Catholics you are supposed too receive the Eucharist once during the lent and Easter season, but how was I supposed to receive something if I didn’t value it like I should. It wasn’t until half way into my senior year of high school that I saw it as the body of Christ and started to receive Jesus at mass again. There is nothing that brings me more joy than receiving the Eucharist! I get so excited at daily mass when I get to receive Jesus, because sometimes I don’t get too receive him since I have sins that I have to go to confession for. I treasure the Eucharist with my whole heart! I am so lucky that I’m Catholic and Jesus is so humble and selfless that we get to receive him even though we all know we are so unworthy compared to him.

Ash Wednesday/ Lent

Happy Ash Wednesday!! AKA the best Wednesday of the year! I love Ash Wednesday because it marks the start of the Lenten season. I went too 7 am mass to get my ashes because I love having my ashes on all day. I have been getting my ashes before class for 4 years now and I love all the conversations it starts! But this year is special! My ashes are on the side of my forehead!! After I came out of mass I laughed for a good 20 minutes, God is so funny and always finds the weirdest ways to bring me joy!

Significance of Ashes

Ash Wednesday originated during the 6th century in the Roman Catholic Church. Catholics and other Christian denominations get ashes on Ash Wednesday to symbolize penance. They also represent our faith and traditions within the church. When ashes are placed on your forehead, the priest says “repent and believe in the Gospel.” Repentance is when we express sincere regret for the sins we have committed and promise to God to be better in the future. Lent is a great time to grow in your understanding of the word of God, and believe the words that are written in the bible.

What is Lent?

Lent is a time where we are supposed to grow in our relationship with Christ to prepare for his death and resurrection. Lent represents the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus was tempted in the desert by the devil. Lent is 6 weeks long, it starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday.

How do we grow in our relationship with Christ during Lent?

During lent many people give something up or add something to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. I think it’s is great to give stuff up, but the purpose of lent is to grow in a deeper love of Jesus. Let’s say you give up junk food, how does that help you grow in deeper relationship for Christ? I’m not saying don’t give up junk food, but I am asking you how does that draw you closer to Jesus? This goes for anything, if you don’t have a solid answer for how that helps build your relationship, I would recommend you give up something else or add something on top of it. I have never been one who liked giving up things for Lent since it didn’t help build my relationship with Christ it just distracted me from my relationship from him. Instead, I try to grow in holiness by adding things to my daily life! Since coming to college I have struggled so much with saying my rosary every day, but I want to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus through the Blessed Mother. I also want to attend daily mass as much as I possibly can to receive Jesus in the eucharist and learn more about him through scripture. I also have decided to add a daily devotional my mom got me! I love daily devotions because they only take 5 mins out of your day and they are always so powerful. I also have decided that this Lent I will try to be more merciful towards myself and not be so hard on myself. I struggle so much with thinking I sin more than I do and overthink everything. I have become so focused on the idea that God will only love me if I’m perfect and don’t sin. But God loves us as we are and he knows what’s truly in our hearts. I have been telling everyone else that, but I need to start believing it for myself and accepting God’s mercy. Our God is a merciful God.

I wish everyone the best this lent! I pray that your relationship with Christ grows so much, so you are prepared for his death and resurrection. Remember he died on the Cross for YOU! So what can you do to show your gratitude towards his selfless mercy? He loves you and adores you like you are the only human he ever created! Happy Lent! Make it a good one!

New Beginnings

Welcome to my new blog! I’m back but this time, I am blogging about the one thing I love more than anything, Jesus. It has taken me a while to realize where God was leading me. But I have found my purpose in my Catholic faith, time and time again. My new blog is going to be anything and everything Catholic! I am so excited to share my life with you! The journey God has taken me on the mercy he has shown me and how God has worked in every aspect of my life. I am so excited about this new chapter in my life! I am so excited to share the faith I love so much with the world. So stay tuned for new posts coming very soon!