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
Much like grief, there are several stages to realizing you're definitely a princess. Twelve, in fact. Here we go. 1. Disgust At first, disgust roils inside of you at the mere mention of possibly being a princess. "Me? A princess? I don't think so! I'm not some snotty, snooty, brat who has everything handed to … Continue reading The 12 Stages of Becoming a Princess
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!
The movie theater was dark. My mom and one cousin sat on my left and another cousin or two sat on my right. I was just four years old, but I will remember the next moments for the rest of my life. A little fish dove off of the gray ship into the ocean and … Continue reading A Lifetime of Calling, A Life-long Storyteller
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?
Hopefully listening to my podcast! Up Too Late is a late night show style comedy podcast hosted by me. My aim is to be funny and have fun and hopefully you'll do the same. I'm very blessed that Grexly, the podcast arm of CatholicTV picked up my podcast and is editing, producing, and hosting it … Continue reading What are you doing up so late??
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