New Photo Collection: A Day in the Life of a Catholic

I am ecstatic to announce my latest photo collection! I will be documenting days in the lives of Catholics and it will be a series that will become a comprehensive snapshot of what a day in the life of a Catholic looks like.

Discerning the vocation God has given you is not an easy task- in fact, it might even be a daunting task. I found myself asking why this is. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I have found my desire to find out more about the different vocations and what they entail.

This photo collection will involve many different Catholics from all the different vocations. The purpose is to show people, through my photography, what it looks like to live out a holy life and what it looks like to actually practice the faith. I’m in the very beginning stages of this series, having only documented two different people’s days; however, I imagine that the main common denominator among all people featured and all vocations across the board will be joy. To practice the Catholic faith and to know, love, and serve the Lord leads directly to the vocation He has called you to, which ultimately will leave you the most joyful and fulfilled.

Please pray for me as I take on this collection. And if you have any interest at all in being featured or would like to recommend someone, please contact me!

Pax et Bonum,


Talking with Br. Leo Maria of the Mother of Mercy

It is always such a joy to speak with brothers. I’m not sure what I enjoyed more: recording this video a year ago in Costa Rica or listening to it over and over and having to cut around his laughs and jokes.

Thanks be to God for the good work the brothers do in Costa Rica (and everywhere they go). They are truly living out the faith in such a beautiful way.

Please consider donating to their next mission in Costa Rica, which will be in the fall of 2017. If you feel called to donate monetarily, please send a check to the address below. If you cannot donate monetarily but have any sacramentals to spare, please send them to the same address! The brothers take multiple suitcases full of rosaries, prayer cards, etc. that they hand out to the people they encounter.

Dave MacDonald
re: COSTA RICA 2017
2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Thank you and God bless you.

“Hail, Holy Queen” by the Brothers

One year ago I traveled to Costa Rica with the Franciscan Friars Minor. On our short two weeks there, we helped the Mitchell family who began St. Bryce Missions in their efforts to catechize the indigenous people of Costa Rica. It is a beautiful mission and I will forever be grateful for the blessing of being able to witness/document/aid it.

Disclaimer for this video I put together: videography is not my thing 😛 Photography is my love, but I had this video of the brothers singing/playing this song and I just wanted to use it! I hope you enjoy the video and if you feel called to help the brothers return to Costa Rica in the fall 2017, please send your donation via mail to:

Dave MacDonald
re: COSTA RICA 2017
2200 Lake Avenue, Suite 120
Fort Wayne, IN 46805


I’m Alyssa. A follower of Christ, photographer, student, daughter, friend. Most, if not all, of my aspirations in life have been centered on Christ, and this next one is no different. I made this blog for my photography, which is focused on what is good and sacred. Everything I’ve ever learned about photography has led to these collections and I’m so excited! I plan to photograph the sacraments of the Catholic Church and create a photo collection. I’m also looking to make a series on the days in the lives of faithful Catholics. I’m planning these as I go but would love to have you follow along 🙂

Instagram: @alyssamfrancis

Email: alyssamfrancis1226@gmail.comimg_3347-1