St. Mary of Egypt Mary was a hermitess who lived alone in the desert of Egypt for forty-seven years as penance for her previously sinful life. In a chance meeting approximately one year before her death, she encountered St. Zosimas and recounted her life story to him. She told him that she had run away to Alexandria as … Continue reading Saints Every Catholic Hipster Needs to Know About
That's right, it's me! Ya girl has a brand new column over on Patheos Catholic called Contemplatio Culture. I've been anticipating this day all Autumn and am very glad the day is finally here. I think it's super fitting that I've been waiting for this new venture to go live all Fall and it finally does … Continue reading Guess Who Has a New Column!!
"Do small things with great love," she said, as if this were the easiest task in all the universe. She who was hypersensitive and feared staining her baptismal gown at all. She who seemed so meek and humble and perfect. She who struggled with her own inadequacies every day of her life. St. Thérèse of … Continue reading The Sparrow Among Eagles
My Catholic Kids has come out with a new version of their popular game Fishing for Saints. The original version was launched in May 2018 and sold out in two days! The company is releasing a brand new set today in limited release. What's so great about this card game (think your standard Go Fish … Continue reading This Catholic Card Game Instills Love of the Faith and Saints in Children
7. "Always remember to love your neighbor; always prefer the one who tries your patience, who tests your virtue, because with her you can always merit: suffering is Love; the Law is Love." — St. Mariam Baouardy Read the rest of my latest at EpicPew
On July 2, 2018 the Diocese of Rome formally opened the cause for sainthood for Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young mother who, after being diagnosed with cancer while pregnant, refused treatments that would endanger the life of her baby. She waited until the baby was born to undergo treatment. By the time the baby, named … Continue reading Rome Opens Cause for Sainthood of Chiara Corbella Petrillo
2. Pray an Act of Contrition on the roller coaster Nothing will make the heads of your fellow passengers turn quite like saying the Act of Contrition while ascending the first, steep hill. You'll probably get some weird looks, but the descent will knock the wind out of your neighbors. At the end of the … Continue reading How to Evangelize at Walt Disney World (or Any Theme Park!)