July 12, 2021

5 SENT Fellows Named Semi-Finalists in 2021 OSV Challenge

SENT Ventures is proud to have 5 Fellows (4 current and 1 former) make it to the semi-finals of the OSV Challenge – a multi-round competition designed to incubate unique project ideas from Catholics whose faith has motivated them to make a difference in the world. Read the article here. SEMI-FINALIST SPOTLIGHTS: Red Bird Ministries: An organization that guides individuals…

July 1, 2021

Happy Fourth of July!

The upcoming July 4th holiday in the United States is an emblematic celebration of freedom. Freedom is perhaps the most treasured ideal in the US:  Freedom to create enterprises. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion.  Freedom of our will. These freedoms help to fuel our flourishing. True freedom lies in the freedom to love authentically — freedom to love…

June 24, 2021

Applications Open for Fall 2021 SENT Fellowship

I pray you’re enjoying the start to summer! It’s a privilege serving over 40 entrepreneurs and founders through our unique Fellowship model for Catholic leaders… and we’re hoping to serve more! Do you know any great Catholic leaders running organizations, companies, or ministries? Please let them know that the SENT Fellowship Applications are open again! See below…

May 6, 2021

Easter Reflection

Easter

One of my favorite things about this time of year is how rapidly new life seems to emerge in the foliage, flowers, and throughout creation. Life seems to remain still and dormant for so long. Then, suddenly, we are on the cusp of summer.  Sometimes we feel as barren and frigid as frosty branches in winter….

March 29, 2021

Holy Week

This is Holy Week, the “holiest week of the year” for Catholics. True growth necessarily involves some struggle, sacrifice, and genuine transformation. All of us have addictions, fears, attachments, and junk that hold us back from freedom, authenticity, and flourishing. Transformation is most powerfully wrought through participation in the life of Christ. Holy Week and, in…

March 9, 2021

Leaning onto St. Joseph

At SENT, we have the privilege to support entrepreneurs. To bring their vision to reality, entrepreneurs necessarily must be hard workers.   Pope Francis recently named this year the “Year of St. Joseph” and March 19 will be the Feast Day of St. Joseph. St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, is also the patron of workers.  Jesus, the Son…

February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the kickoff to Lent.  During the Ash Wednesday liturgy, the priest traces a cross on our foreheads. Usually, the priest will state “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Another option in the liturgy, one used less often is: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”   Jesus’ first words of…

February 11, 2021

10 Easy Steps for Life-Changing Lent Goals

Preparing For Lent

Wait, is it Lent already?  Should I give something up? I’ve asked myself these questions many times on the cusp of Lent.  That’s right, Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, is Wednesday, February 17! Are you ready? For busy people, it can be especially difficult to think about taking on a new thing or giving…

February 3, 2021

Meditation on Productivity

Peace to you!  As a winter wonderland covers my view in Washington DC, I think about the passage of time. It seems like just yesterday this same view was bathed in summer heat. But now the flurries fall freely and the cycle of life stumbles onward.  I think to myself: “What have I accomplished in…

January 14, 2021

SENT Year In Review

A blessed start to 2021 to you! After discerning out of religious life at the end of 2019, with no money or job, I moved into my aunt’s place in Northern Virginia and began working on the idea of SENT from her basement. I ended up working in that basement for the next year on…