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Author Archive: Alaine DeSantis

Alaine is an undergraduate student at DeSales University. She is pursuing a degree in Theology with minors in both Ethical Leadership and Professional Communication. Currently, she is studying abroad in the Eternal City for a semester. She hopes that her writing will inspire readers to gain a new perspective on the Catholic faith.

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Why We Should Stop Apologizing for Our Faith

August 29, AD2017 7 Comments
Why We Should Stop Apologizing for Our Faith

Living in a society that is constantly rejecting God, I find it somewhat difficult to be fully comfortable living out my faith in a public setting. We live in a culture that is generally unaccepting of Christianity, and it is so easy to become ashamed of our faith. I have been tempted at times to […]

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“Letting Go and Letting God”: Dealing with Disappointment

July 27, AD2017 3 Comments
“Letting Go and Letting God”: Dealing with Disappointment

Recently, I experienced disappointment. Upon hearing this news, I could not help but complain and feel sorry for myself. “Why would God take away this great opportunity from me?”, I thought. I so wallowed in my disappointment that I did not want to believe that anything good could come from the situation. God Plans are […]

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Connect to God Through Prayer

June 26, AD2017 1 Comment
Connect to God Through Prayer

For a Christian, prayer is as vital as water is for the body. Like water, prayer quenches the heart’s thirst for God. It allows us to be fulfilled by our deepest longing, which is to know the One who made us. We all have a “God-shaped hole” in our hearts that can only be satisfied […]

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“Be Not Afraid”: Having Faith Despite Fear

May 26, AD2017 0 Comments
“Be Not Afraid”: Having Faith Despite Fear

The words “Be Not Afraid” are written 365 times in the Bible. That’s one for every day of the year. The fact that God has reminded us continuously throughout Sacred Scripture to have no fear and trust in Him brings great comfort to me. There have been many instances throughout my life where I have […]

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Art: A Glimpse into the Beauty of God

March 25, AD2017 1 Comment
Art: A Glimpse into the Beauty of God

There is something about art that touches the soul. Whether it be a breathtaking painting, a powerful poem, or a song that speaks to the heart, art- in all forms- has the unique ability to transform, uplift, and inspire. In my own life, there have been many instances in which I have been profoundly impacted […]

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My Journey Away from Perfectionism

February 25, AD2017 3 Comments
My Journey Away from Perfectionism

As a young girl, I would make sure that all my toys and games were in the right order. In high school, I tried very hard to make sure my school work was as perfect as can be. This need to be perfect has even continued into my young adult years. Now that I am […]

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When the “Retreat High” Comes to an End

January 25, AD2017 5 Comments
When the “Retreat High” Comes to an End

Steubenville Conferences, Kairos, random weekend retreats: I’ve done them all. Every time I come back from one of these super-hyped, life-changing weekends, I experience this mountain-top feeling known as the “retreat high”. This feeling occurs after a weekend of endlessly singing Praise and Worship songs, listening to dozens of motivational talks, and drinking just enough […]

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