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“The Cadbury Egg of Sin” by Rachael Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“The Cadbury Egg of Sin” by Rachael Flanagan, Fiat Ventures First Sunday of Lent Today marks the first Sunday of Lent, and during Lent (especially when we give things up as a sacrifice) there is an extra emphasis on avoiding temptation. The first time I can remember being tempted was when I was 4 years […]

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“It’s No Secret”, By Kristen Gawlik, Fiat Ventures

I’m really good at keeping peoples’ secrets, but it’s extremely difficult for me to do so.  Friends and family telling me they’re engaged, pregnant, joining the seminary, fleeing the country (note: those things did not happen to one person at the same time…also one of them might be a stretch..)—whatever information people entrust me with, […]

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“One Too Many Buffalo Wings”, By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“One Too Many Buffalo Wings” By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time Throughout the Gospels, there are some one-liners that could be read with a deeper meaning, so the reader says, “Ah, clever, I see what you did there…”  In the beginning of John’s Gospel, Jesus asks his first disciples, “What are […]

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“God First and God Alone”, By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“God First and God Alone” By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Last night a friend of mine had a birthday party at the local hatchet throwing lanes.  Yes, you read that right.  I didn’t even know that was a thing.  But now it’s my new favorite.  And I’m actually quite good!  […]

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Second Chances, By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“Second Chances” By Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures Third Sunday of Ordinary Time The First Reading this week is from the book of Jonah.  It seems pretty straightforward – God asks Jonah to go and plead with the city of Nineveh to repent, and they listen.  What a loyal guy!  Despite the hardship and the risk […]

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“Give Your Reviews” By Alexis Fuentes, Fiat Ventures

“Give Your Reviews” By Alexis Fuentes, Fiat Ventures Second Sunday of Ordinary Time In the youth ministry I work with, there’s a guy named…well let’s just call him Kyle. Kyle is totally awesome. Let me tell you a little bit about him. He’s tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He’s captain of the varsity […]

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“The Magi: Mary’s Mysterious Visitors” by Rachael Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“The Magi: Mary’s Mysterious Visitors” by Rachael Flanagan, Fiat Ventures Epiphany “We Three Kings of Orient are…bearing gifts we traverse afar….Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star…” We can all sing along to this classic Christmas song, or at least hum through the words you don’t actually know. I like to imagine that […]

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