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Welcome To My Blog!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Geovanny, but you can call me Geo.

I am a devout Catholic, and have a passion for writing. I have started this blog to share my thoughts with the world. I am planning on commenting on current events, pop culture, and other relevant topics from a religious perspective.

While I am a practicing Catholic, the opinions I share on this blog should not be taken to be those of the Catholic Church. While I may quote and comment on Catholic sources, I am not a priest or theologian. The opinions expressed here belong to me, or any guests I may host on the blog.

Lastly, I look forward to journeying with you!

Geo

Recent posts

Christ's Love for You: A Reflection on Good Friday

"Nowhere other than looking at himself in the mirror of the Cross can man better understand how much he is worth." - St. Anthony of Padua

Today is Good Friday. It is the day when we remember in a special way Christ's sacrifice for us. Through meditation on Jesus's death, I came to experience the love of God in a personal way. As someone who's struggled with self-hatred, I have come to see that I have worth because of everything Jesus went through for me. I would like to invite you to reflect on some of the major events which transpired during the Passion. As you think of Christ's sufferings, view His Passion in a personal way by remembering that He suffered and died for you.

The Agony in the Garden

This scripture passage recounts Jesus's departure to Gethsemane, also known as the Mount of Olives, the night before His death. He took three of his friends (Peter, John, and James) to the garden with him. While he prayed, His friends fell asleep. During His ti…

A Eucharistic Reflection for Holy Thursday

"In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us..." - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Today is Holy Thursday. While there are many important scriptural events which we remember on this day, one of the most profound events we believe as Catholics is the Institution of the Eucharist which occurred at the Last Supper. Here is one scriptural account of the event: “Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.’” - Luke 22:19-20. 

As Catholics, we take Jesus at His word and believe the Eucharist to truly be His body and blood - we do not hold it to be a mere symbol. I invite you to take time today to meditate on the meaning of this great gift Jesus has left us. Instead of leaving us a symbol of His presence in our lives, He…

Encountering Christ at the Florida Eucharistic Congress

"The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white host." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

I recently returned from the Florida Eucharistic Congress with a group from my parish. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, the Florida Eucharistic Congress is an annual gathering of Catholics which is hosted by the Diocese of St. Augustine. Each year's Congress is focused around the Eucharist, which Catholics believe is Jesus (you can read more about the Eucharist here). There are also many great guest speakers featured at each conference. A notable speaker at this year's conference was Fr. Robert Spitzer SJ from EWTN.

This was my first time attending the Florida Eucharistic Congress. Over the course of the Congress, Christ touched an area of my heart that was in desperate need of healing. One of the personal sufferings I have struggled with lately is self-hatred. Like many, I can lend an ear to that overly critical inner voice. I had grown to have a…

Kick-starting Your Lent

"Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves...What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment's hesitation." - Catherine Doherty
With Ash Wednesday occurring on March 6th this year, Lent is fast approaching. Have you started to think about what you are doing for Lent this year? Instead of the stereotypical Lenten sacrifice of simply giving up chocolate, I invite you to do something that will truly change your spiritual life this year.

I would like to invite you to take a deep and prayerful look over your life throughout the next week or so before Ash Wednesday. Take some time to prayerfully sit down and really reflect on your current life. Ask God for the grace to see the things in your life which are obstacles on your spiritual journey.

For some of us, our main spiritual obstacle could be noise. Perhaps we try to fil…

A Sad State of Affairs

"It seems to me clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime." - Mahatma Gandhi

Allow me to preface the rest of this blog post by saying that I usually avoid speaking about politics on public online forums, such as social media. However, I must break my general rule. Given recent events in America, I can no longer hold my tongue in good conscience. The time has come for me to speak on something controversial. Some of you reading this may take offense, but I will not remain silent. 

At the time of this blog post's release, it will be common news that New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, has recently signed the "Reproductive Health Act" into law. This new law will allow for abortion up to birth in many cases.

Take a moment to really think about that. No, seriously, stop reading this for a moment and really let it sink in. This means that a mother could have her child's life ended up until the child's due date.

A video is circulating…

New Year, New You?

"Ponder the fact that God has made you a gardener, to root out vice and plant virtue." - St. Catherine of Sienna

I hope that all of you have had a very happy New Year! There are many people who make resolutions for the New Year, and there are many people who fail to fulfill those resolutions they had made. For the rest of 2019, I would like to personally challenge you to make one specific resolution, and to keep it. That resolution is to grow in virtue!

A common photo caption you may see on your Instagram or Twitter feeds is "living my best life." I believe that we can work towards that goal if we become the best versions of ourselves! One of the most important aspects of a serious life change is growing in virtue.

One way we can grow in specific virtues is by looking to a role model for an example of how to live our lives. From a Catholic perspective, there are many Saints whom we can look to as role models. The Saints were human, and struggled just like we do! H…

How A Year of Prayer Changed My Spiritual Life

"Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains." - St. John Vianney

Over a year ago, my spiritual life changed drastically. While I was a devout and practicing Catholic, my prayer life was lacking. I would talk to God throughout the day, but I failed to set a scheduled time specially devoted to prayer. I lacked real discipline in my spiritual life.

That all changed one night when I went to my young adult group. We had a speaker named Joseph Warren who shared his testimony, and how he became closer to God through daily prayer. He decided to sit in a chapel in prayer for an hour, and repeated this for thirty days. Thirty days became sixty days, and so on. His daily holy hour is what changed his relationship with God.

After the Joseph finished his talk that night, I had a little chat with him. This resulted in him personally challenging me to take "the Holy Hour Challenge", which …