Emily has a beautiful way of telling the story of all the players in the Stations of Cross in a new and refreshing way. Have you ever considered that Simon of Cyrene was a tired traveler who came to Jerusalem from Africa for Passover and then was pressed into helping carry the cross?
Head on over to Tea with Tolkien today and take a listen to her latest podcast about Flannery O'Connor, featuring me! Kaitlyn is my best friend and a phenomenal woman and podcast host. We talk Flannery, Middle-Earth, and a little bit about my writings. Plus, Kaitlyn's adorable son makes a guest appearance at the beginning. … Continue reading Tea with Tolkien Podcast
It's been awhile since my last post because I have been traveling this Christmas season to see family. We live almost all the way across the country from each other and visiting has been absolutely wonderful. What a perfect time to travel far to be with family, too. But, as 2018 is finally coming to … Continue reading Some Bright Spots in My 2018
Alright, trying something new! I find that there are a lot of things I'd love to share with my readers but I just don't have time to write in-depth about all of them. I thought this could be a good way to share with you what I'm liking this week while not getting in over … Continue reading Friday Faves: Vol. 1
Saint Helen built a shrine over the Holy House in the 4th Century As per tradition and other practices of preserving holy places in her time, Saint Helen built a shrine over the Holy House and preserved it. The saintly queen also established a shrine on the Mount of Olives! Previous to this, the Holy … Continue reading You Won’t Believe What We Know about the House of the Holy Family!
For four years of my life, I studied how to be a good youth minister and create programs and the like that would draw young people to God and into the Faith. I had been volunteering and interning in parish and diocesan youth ministry programs since I was 17 and loved it. But after one … Continue reading 3 Problems Surrounding American Catholic Youth Ministry
Tea with Tolkien is the genius creation of devoted Tolkien fan Kaitlyn Facista. Her website makes your home feel cozy as a hobbit hole by bringing Tolkien into your life. Her products and writing makes Tolkien and the world he created feel like a familiar friend dropping by for, what else? Tea! "At Tea with Tolkien, … Continue reading This Website Brings J.R.R. Tolkien into Your Home and Heart