Category Archives: Personal Stories

  1. We aren’t made to be happy in this world


    February 9, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    The death of a great man who was a part of my life for just a brief moment reminded me that I often fail to grasp one of the greatest realities that Christianity shows us.

  2. All That Catholic Proposal


    October 28, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    After all of the talk from Pope Francis and Catholic bloggers about marriage and the family in recent month, I decided it was time to try it out for myself.

  3. Be Careful What You Promise God


    February 5, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Sometimes when you promise God you’ll serve him and live a life of radical love, he gives you the opportunity to do so at the most inopportune times. Even so, the experiences are so amazing that it’s hard to regret living totally for him.

  4. A Group of Men Go to a Strip Club, but Not for the Reason You’d Expect

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    December 10, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Last week a dozen young men went to a strip club… to pray. I would love to see prayer groups outside strip clubs become as common as prayer groups outside abortion clinics since the two evils are so closely linked. Ultimately, the demand for abortion is rooted in a failure of men to fulfill their roles as protectors and providers for women.

  5. Chile Capitulo Cuatro: Full Immersion

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    August 1, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Day 8: The morning was spent with another round of house visits. I’ve been getting more comfortable with these as …
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  6. Chile Capitulo Tres: A Tale of Two Cities

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    July 29, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Day 6: Sunday was our first day of truly being able to sleep in since we’ve arrived. Nothing was on …
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  7. Chile Capitulo Dos: Where Holy Ones Tread


    July 27, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Day 3: We began the day with a trip to central Santiago. I started to understand why Adam thought that …
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  8. Chile Capítulo Uno: Sharing the Vision

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    July 24, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel with two other members of Christ in the City to Santiago, Chile. …
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  9. Pilgrimage to Chimayo: We grow from our journey, not our destination

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    May 6, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    A pilgrimage is a journey where one seeks spiritual discovery along the way to a site with some sort of …
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  10. I was in prison and you visited me

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    April 14, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Many of us are familiar with the corporal works of mercy, a list of 7 charitable acts based partially on Matthew 25:31-46 which …
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