“Extraordinary In The Ordinary”

I have a seemingly insatiable desire to be extraordinary -- to help others, to make a difference, to love those who aren't, to do something. In fact, on more than one occasion I've been accused to having a hero complex. This seeps into my faith life, my personal life, my public life -- giving me…

“That Which Rules And Forms Man’s Soul”

Recently, I had to write a paper for my favorite philosophy class this semester on Plato's discussion of man's character as it's related to the development of his soul in his famous work, the Republic. Typically when I write these papers, I (admittedly) read and internalize what Socrates says in the text, and then just…

“Sunlight of The Soul”

"The presence of God is indeed the very sunlight of the soul, bringing every flower to fruitfulness" -Anselm Moynihan, O.P. A couple of months ago (I know, I started this post and then got caught up in the semester) I had to read something like 120 pages for one of my philosophy classes, and it started…

“Love As Our Soul Mate”

"He’s just not the one", "I can't wait to find my soul mate one day", or even the slightly juvenile "waiting for my one true love", etc, are practically every-day phrases in the life of a young woman. I'm sure men have similar things in their adolescent worlds about finding "the one" as well, though…

“Fire Lit Eyes”

"When you look at the world what do you see?" I encountered this question a short while ago when I was browsing the internet for interesting things to read, and I came upon a blog written by an old schoolmate. Needless to say, the article (and the blog itself) is wonderful, and this question has…