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What I Love Above All Else

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Date: March 15, 2015
Location: Milan, Italy

What I love above all else is that my faith is universal.

Two weeks ago, I went to Mass in Barcelona, Spain. The Mass was all in Spanish, but the order was the exact same. A different language, yet all the same.

Last Sunday I went to Mass in Prague, Czech Republic. The Mass was all in Czech, but the order was the exact same. A different language, yet all the same.

Right now, on this Sunday morning in mid-March, I am sitting in Mass in Milan, Italy. The Mass is all in Italian, but the order was the exact same. A different language, yet all the same.

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No matter where I am, God is the same good God. And for that I am so grateful.

No matter the state of myself or the state of my surroundings, His love for me remains steadfast.

And I will never ever be even close to deserving of it.

Psalm 136.

Today, Your Day

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Date: March 14, 2015
Location: Cinque Terre, Italy

It's funny how much can change in a year.

This time last year I was sitting in my dorm room at Notre Dame, permanently frozen from the worst winter of my existence, writing away my thoughts and dreaming of the sunshine.

Today, a year later, I am sitting on a balcony overlooking all of Cinque Terre, Italy. The sunshine is warming my fingers as I type these words. The coffee on the table before me fills my soul with good vibes and energy needed for another day of travel.

My heart is at peace.

In the last year, I have been on three different continents and visited ten different countries. Times like these I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I am happy - completely, unbelievably, undeniably happy.

Yesterday, my friends and I explored the five towns of Cinque Terre, hiking all over the region, experiencing the most incredible views, and eating all the gelato our stomachs could possibly handle.

The past few days have been some of…