The Face of Grace Project

Step out of the social and into the silence

 

Before you were conceived, God already planned for you to spend eternity with Him! He wants you to begin that life of peace now, this very day. So much time is spent searching for truth on the Internet and seeking connectedness in social media. How might your life change if you step out of that noise and into the silence with Him?

 

Grace works silently, smoothly, effortlessly. It is the small voice in the cave of Mt. Horeb. We must be still to hear its whisper. For this reason, The Face of Grace Project has no comments, no social endeavor, no human conversation. It is a place to read, reflect, consider that which brings peace and that which distressfully convicts, and to take both to silent conversation with God. All content is in strict accord with the doctrine and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which is the lived Christian experience to the full.

Presence

Peace, Truth, Relationship…all for which you search is found in our Trinitarian God. Your Father intends for you to live in His Love now, experiencing His presence with each breath. This is the purpose of the Christian life. Presence is a space for guidance on prayer, discernment, and God’s teachings that will help you dispose yourself to His loving grace.

 

Across the ages

 

 

This “Grace-space” shares God’s Wisdom revealed in Sacred Scripture and taught for 2000 years by the saints and Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The only path to Holiness is to live His Truth, which is timeless. Truth cannot be relativized, but it is always relevant and can be embraced in the simple moments of our daily lives. This Grace-space provides the spiritual guidance of the Holy ones, our Catholic heritage, who are already accompanying you and desire to help you on your journey.

Life, Work and the World

We are God’s project, the clay in the Potter’s hands. Made Holy through Baptism, we grow relationship with God through prayer and the Sacraments. He does more than just walk by our side. He leads the way when we give Him our hand. He carries us when we surrender to Him. His Spirit heals us and fills us with Himself. God transforms us into the Face of Grace. It is through us that He desires to change the world. We become His beacon to bring others to Him, to Salvation itself.

 

Change, then, must begin first in us.

The Fight in a Mother

“Now we are going up to Jerusalem; and there the Son of Man will be given up into the hands of the chief priests and scribes, who will condemn him to death. And these will give him up into the hands of the Gentiles, to be mocked and scourged and crucified; but on the...

And she said yes…

  Our Christian faith began when Mary accepted God’s call through its annunciation by the angel Gabriel. The Son of God became incarnate, and His project of our salvation began. This comes full circle in the Easter season, 50 days of celebrating His resurrection...
Photo by Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevadas, CA from Smithsonian Institute CCO

Perfecting nature

Some days I pray endlessly for God to give me a break and take away the parts of myself I most despise. However, that is a futile prayer. His intent isn’t to take me apart like a Mr. Potato head doll and toss away the parts that don’t belong. Rather, His desire is to perfect this nature He has intentionally created in me.

Photo by Robert Nyman from Pexels

For we shall see him as he is

Our 2nd reading from the 1st Letter of St. John is confusing. What does it mean to see God as He is? And why does that matter in my day today? It matters because it is our path to happiness; the path God wants us to bring others to as well.

Photo: Sister Maria Laura Mainetti martyred June 6-2020 by teenage girls to whom she was teaching the catechism, unknowing they were Satanists (public domain)

Courageous fidelity

Putting ourselves in the Gospel scene of doubting Thomas, our ‘take’ on it might be strikingly different from the popular (and disparaging) view of this Holy apostle. He had shown great fidelity and courage. God is wanting to give us that same courageous fidelity and these troubling times are actually the gift of opportunity for us to grow. . It is built by intentional small choices made throughout the day Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.

Divine Mercy from St. John Cantius church

Mercy

A priest once said “When Jesus looks at you, He does not see your sin. He sees through your sin to the images of God still remaining.”

St. Claude de Colombiere wrote “Men may deprive me of property and honour; sickness may take away my strength and other means of serving You; I may even lose Your grace by sin; but never, never will I lose my hope in You.” That is Divine Mercy.

Photo by Andrew Neel from Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/KkCig7EbfoA

The Revealing Nature of Resurrection

It is Easter, Halleluiah! Easter isn’t just a day; it is an entire season for us to rejoice with Him in our resurrection in Christ! Yes, He rejoices in us, in our smallness, our vulnerability, our fidelity through thick and thin. We pushed through Lent with steadfastness. Now is the season to think about how to keep that up, maintain Jesus in our heart despite the confusing world around us. He wants to help with that.

Our Mission & Vision

Bringing souls to Christ and Christ to souls by sharing the lived experience of the Christian life.

Belonging is not a place; it is a person: Jesus Christ. Our baptized souls, sanctified by the grace of the Eucharist, joined in Him, share through Him the grace of our everyday life. The Face of Grace Project provides help to understand and dispose yourself to beholding the Face of God in the Grace of the Present Moment. In Him is where you have always belonged.  

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The Fight in a Mother

The Fight in a Mother

“Now we are going up to Jerusalem; and there the Son of Man will be given up into the hands of the chief priests and scribes, who will condemn him to death. And these will give him up into the hands of the Gentiles, to be mocked and scourged and crucified; but on the...

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And she said yes…

And she said yes…

  Our Christian faith began when Mary accepted God’s call through its annunciation by the angel Gabriel. The Son of God became incarnate, and His project of our salvation began. This comes full circle in the Easter season, 50 days of celebrating His resurrection...

read more
Perfecting nature

Perfecting nature

Some days I pray endlessly for God to give me a break and take away the parts of myself I most despise. However, that is a futile prayer. His intent isn’t to take me apart like a Mr. Potato head doll and toss away the parts that don’t belong. Rather, His desire is to perfect this nature He has intentionally created in me.

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