Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives

  In her striving to follow the commandments of God, the only thoughts the Theotokos filled herself with those dedicated to God. She prepared her body and soul to be a pure vessel for the Lord. May we too fill our souls with the love of God and receive His Holy Spirit in the sanctified … Continue reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives

About St. Veronica, my other guardian angel!

From the Pearl of Great Price: Part III, My Conversion Chapter 3 My Baptism Newly baptized Orthodox Christians always receive a baptismal name. Since it’s a saint’s name, the hope is that the newly illumined will emulate his or her saint’s example. My parents named me Paula, my Italian grandmother’s middle name. St. Paula was … Continue reading About St. Veronica, my other guardian angel!