Soul Searching and Finding Your Soul Purpose

Soul Searching and Finding Your Soul Purpose

It is known that we are both body and soul, earthly and heavenly, man-made and made in God’s image.  How is it that we are made in God’s image, yet so many times I look at myself in the mirror and want to change every inch of me? How is it that I am supposed to love my neighbor as myself, yet I can’t love myself?

It is in being introduced to our soul – the truest version of ourselves and that which is most in God’s image – that we can begin to 1) comprehend the image of God we are made in, 2) love and embrace the uniqueness of ourselves, 3) live out our soul purpose, and 4) encourage others to meet, embrace, and love their soul (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 363).

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, and Vocation

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Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez

Dominique Dominguez is a cradle Catholic from San Antonio, Texas. In 2015, she began to develop a relationship with Christ and has since enjoyed the journey of being a Christian Catholic. Dominique’s relationship started when she asked God to let her know that He, despite all her sinfulness, still loved her. What He gave her and gives all of us is the belief that “We are more precious than corals, and no treasure can compare with [us]” (Proverbs 3:15).

In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Communications. After World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, she knew God was calling her to serve the youth – and so she has. Dominique has played the role of youth minister, CYO coach, and Faith Formation teacher. Currently, Dominique is a motivational speaker, podcaster, social media influencer, and founder of Soul Sharing 101 – a platform she uses to interview unique people to share with the world, while also encouraging others to live the life God has called them to live through adequate discernment.

Dominique is passionate about loving her neighbors as herself and sharing the good news of God’s love. As a young adult trying to actively spread the faith, Dominique has discerned that God is calling her to utilize her gifts of speaking, her education, and today’s technological realm to continue the mission of spreading His love.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Media & Faith, Practicing Faith, Saints, Virgin Mary, Virtue, and Vocation



The Word, The Spirit and His Presence: Three Ways to Speak with God

The Word, The Spirit and His Presence: Three Ways to Speak with God

How does our Lord communicate with us? What language does God speak? Scripture teaches us in Genesis that God ‘spoke’ creation into life and that all creation is good. Yet for many of us, we do not see good; not in our own life, not in other people and not in the world. Discover three ways God chooses to communicate with us and make visible all that is good.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Scripture

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Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Encountering Jesus; How to Cultivate God’s Presence in Our Lives

Have you encountered God? How would you know? It is not unusual for people who have experienced spiritual retreats to answer yes and speak glowingly of the joy and peace such an encounter brings. But even so, it is not always clear to know how to grow this encounter with God into a sustaining and ever closer relationship with Him.

Learn how to recognize encounters with God – which are much more frequent than you may think – and the true and tested ways our Church provides to nurture, sustain and grow in an ever- deepening encounter with God.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Jesus, and Prayer

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Let There Be Light! How to Climb Out of Our Darkness to a Place of Peace

Let There Be Light! How to Climb Out of Our Darkness to a Place of Peace

Most people experience depression for a time; that emotional state of sadness, gloom and dejection. Loss of any kind (people, relationships, employment, youth, vitality) can plunge us into an emotional darkness. For some it remains ever-present; a slow process of many disappointments that become life-long and part of our identity. Learn how to recognize depression, how it infects us and our loved ones and how to find peace in our loving God who desires to come into our darkness and lift us into His Light.

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Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Mental Health, Relationships, and Suffering

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Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos

Jeannette Santos is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a certified Spiritual Director. She is a chaplain experienced in hospital and palliative care. Her specialties include grief and loss recovery, and overcoming anxiety based on the Word and healing of Jesus.

With over 40 years of marriage and experience raising five children, and with six grandchildren, her storytelling speaks to the challenges & conflicts that individuals, couples, and families of all stages in life face daily, toward hope & healing.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Marriage, Mental Health, Motherhood, Relationships, Virtue, and Women



Gifts of the Holy Spirit In Today’s World

Gifts of the Holy Spirit In Today’s World

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Cor 12: 4-7)

This passage from 1 Corinthians is used as a starting point for exploring the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture (IS 11:2-3 and 1 Cor 12: 7-11) focusing on how they can be used today. Various references are cited including Evangelii Gaudium – The Joy of the Gospel, and Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Discernment, Holy Spirit, and Practicing Faith

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Discernment 101

Discernment 101

As Christians, how are we called to direct ourselves in our daily decisions, vocational choices, and spiritual life? Don’t stress! Discover the Church’s wisdom on discernment, including essential principles from St. Ignatius of Loyola, in everyday language.

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Discernment, Holy Spirit, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Relationships, and Vocation

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Lectio Divina: Praying with Scripture

Lectio Divina: Praying with Scripture

Are you ready to deepen your prayer life? Would you like help learning how to listen to God’s voice? Discover an ancient yet accessible way of praying with Scripture that is simple enough to practice daily: Divine Reading.

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Discernment and Scripture

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Being A Steward of Our Emotions

Being A Steward of Our Emotions

It seems anger is one of the main sources for many problems today in relationships, in the workplace, in the classroom, in the home… and it is very sad to note that now even among the youngest of children, anger is apparent. Based on the work of Dr. Ronda Chervin (Six Steps from Anger to Peace – Taming the Lion Within); this presentation will mainly concentrate on identifying anger.

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Discernment, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Relationships, and Virtue

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