May 14, 2022
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Alexandra Bochte

ALEXANDRA BOCHTE, JD, MA, is a theology student at Marquette University. She works as a mental health therapist helping children and families with trauma. She enjoys reading and writing about history, suffering, and spirituality.

Here in the Fight

When we greet someone or call up a friend on the phone, how does the conversation start? “How are you?” “I am good.” “And you?” “Good”. How many times do we have this conversation with various people...

The Art of Denying One’s Self

The month of May carries the full beauty of Spring and sets aside a special day to celebrate mothers. Mother’s Day. A day of celebration for those who are mothers and grandparents. The joy that comes from standing up to receive a blessing...

Living as an Easter People

The Church has wrapped up another Lenten season and celebrated Easter Sunday. The joy of the Resurrection is upon us. Perhaps now is the time for Lenten reflections or maybe you have already left the Easter season and are back to the menial tasks of...

Persisting in the Light of Faith

The clock shines bright in the darkness of midnight. You remember to take deep breaths to stay calm. After some silence and mental prayer you glance at the clock. It is now 12:30am. You decide that you can try to fall back asleep. 1am. You are still...

The Path of Anger

Feeling connected to God is a wonderful feeling. Praying with our whole heart can create blissful moments of beauty with God. Our hearts almost burst with gratitude for all our blessings. And then tragedy strikes. For many of us the last two years...

On the Shores

On a cold, frigid day in February, I stand on the shore of Lake Michigan. Today is a rare day in the Midwest in February. The sun is shining and the air Lake is welcoming. The waves gently caress the shore, softly swaying in and out, like the breath...