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A writer and convert to Catholicism whose interests include education, philosophy, languages, literature, art, architecture, sacred music and - the beautiful game - soccer. She holds a special affection for the joy-filled apostle of common sense, G.K. Chesterton.

Catholic Mass

What One Priest Told Me About The Mass That Still Gives Me Goosebumps

There are certain, obvious parts of the Mass that become more automatic touchstones… easier, in a sense, for us to…

Nebraska
Apostolate

What is Happening to Science-Minded Millennials in Nebraska?

Good things are happening somewhere in Middle America: Vocations are booming in Lincoln, Nebraska (and Wichita, KS). It’s not a…

Love for the Church

Sacraments v. Sacramentals: What’s The Difference?

What’s a sacramental? Even if you’re not sure about the word, you are familiar with Sacramentals, and you probably use…

Fatima Indulgence
Holy Mary

13th of the Month: What You Need To Know About Gaining a Fatima Indulgence

Did you know that on the 13th day of every month from May through October, 2017, Catholics can obtain an…

Holy Mary

The Luminous Mysteries: 5 Works of Art to Help You Pray the Rosary

Did you know that these five mysteries were introduced by Pope John Paul II in 2002? His Apostolic Letter Rosarium…

Monasticism
Consecrated Life

The Rule of St. Benedict: 7 Radical Values of Catholic Monasticism and their Secular Counterparts

On July 11th in the Liturgical Calendar, and on March 21st in the pre-1970 calendar, the Church celebrates the feast…

Joyful annunciation
Music and Art

5 Works of Art to Help You Pray The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Today, we resume our series on sacred art as an aid to praying the Holy Rosary. Sacred art makes sense,…

St. Anne

Mother of the Mother of God: Why You Should Have a Devotion to St. Anne

July 26th is the feast of St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus and mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although the…

3 Hail Mary Devotion
Catholic Faith

The Three Hail Marys Devotion: A Simple Lifeline to Love and Holiness

When you wake up in the morning, get on your knees: One of the greatest means of salvation and one…

Names of the Apostles
Gospels

The Meaning Behind the Names of the 12 Apostles

Names matter. For the Catholic Christian, who sees all of reality as replete with meaning, all the more so! The…

St. Teresa Benedicta
Saints

Champion of the Feminine, Martyr of Auschwitz: 18 Beautiful Quotes from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta. Do you know her? You ought to. Edith Stein was born in 1891 in Germany, the youngest…

5 Feminine Virtues I Learned from Mary in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Part 1: The Annunciation)
Holy Mary

5 Feminine Virtues I Learned from Mary in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Part 1: The Annunciation)

These days, I find myself praying often for a restoration of the masculine and feminine virtues in society. There’s so…