I've been making a lot of jokes about St. Joseph being silent in this, his year, and plenty of people (the men) have become a little defensive about it. Since I'm going to continue making silent St. Joseph jokes, I figured I should write a little something up about why I love him so much … Continue reading Dear, Sweet, Silent St. Joseph
Join us tonight at 8pm Eastern/6pm Mountain for Where Peter Is Live where Rachel Amiri, Melinda Ribnek, Thabo Bailey Hall, and I as we talk Prophetic Motherhood in a World of Ideals. Join us here or on the WPI Facebook page. Hope to see you there!
Recently, I commissioned an icon of my Confirmation saint, Zoe of Pamphylia. As she is a lesser-known saint and lived in the second century, there aren't many depictions of her. I was confirmed in 2002. For almost twenty years, I've been growing closer to this saint whose face I couldn't even picture, let alone wear … Continue reading Choosing a Confirmation Saint or How Silly Things Can Bring You Together
I had the cool opportunity to talk with Todd Sylvester and Ellen Taylor on their LA (that's "Lower Alabama") Morning Show on Archangel Radio this morning about an article I wrote for EpicPew (These Saints with Feasts During Lent Will WOW You). It was a great little conversation. You can watch the replay here (I … Continue reading LA Morning Show on Archangel Radio
Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift between mother and child that reflects the nourishing nature of God. It's a very grand work. Literally nourishing another person with your body! In fact, it's an image of the Eucharist. Who else gave His body to feed us? Who else's body do we literally feast on and put at the center of our faith and our lives? Jesus!
Since 2005, when Fall Out Boy's second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree, came out, I've held a theory that bassist Pete Wentz, and possibly frontman Patrick Stump, has some sort of relationship with Catholicism. There's never been any explicit mentions of Catholicism in their music to lead me to believe this nor did … Continue reading The Church of the Outcasts
Pope Francis has declared this year to be the year of Saint Joseph, patron of workers, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus. Joseph often gets overlooked because of his more famous family members. Also, not a word of his is recorded in Scripture! He is the definition of the strong, silent type. But he’s … Continue reading Can St. Joseph Help You With Your Catholic Dating Journey?
While there are plenty of people without this patronage that live lives of great sorrow, there are certainly also people under this patronage [Our Lady of Sorrows] who have lived sad lives. My great-grandmother, Mary Dolores (whose name means “bitterness and sorrow” and is a common way to honor Mary under her title of Our … Continue reading Sorrowful Name, Sorrowful Child?
King David was one of the most emotional men in the Bible. And he wasn’t afraid of it! He leaned totally into his wild emotional states and gave us the majority of the psalms of canon, ranging from ecstatic praise to deep despair. Here are 12 of the most depressing, emo psalms in the Bible. … Continue reading Twelve Emo Psalms
At the last moment, the other Jesuit fell ill and could not go on mission. St. Ignatius decided to send FX in his place. He was overjoyed and finally shared his long-held desire with Ignatius. When Ignatius questioned him for not sharing this desire earlier, FX answered that he was offering his will for the Divine Will and didn't want his personal desires to interfere...