Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow…. My Farewell Tribute to Patheos

Patheos, I have loved you.When Elizabeth Scalia first invited me to sit in her chair, guest blogging for her while she enjoyed some much-needed down time, she described it as "giving me the keys to a Ferrari." And I had to agree! "The Anchoress" was one of the blogs I read every day, without fail. Indeed, many of the writers over at the Catholic Portal at Patheos had their fingers on the virtual pulse of the Church--Patheos was my "go-to" site for news and thoughtful opinions regarding … [Read more...]

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Flannery’s Peacocks: “King of the Birds” Run Amok

"I intend to stand firm and let the peacocks multiply, for I am sure that, in the end, the last word will be theirs." --Flannery O'ConnorIf Flannery O'Connor were living in New York City today, and if she were to make such a statement about, say, cats, I imagine that the ASPCA would be called, the felines would be hastily relocated, and she'd have a social worker assigned to her case at the earliest possible moment.But she's talking, instead, about her beloved peacocks, a familiar sight … [Read more...]

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Happy Birthday, St. Teresa of Avila: Patron of Catholic Writers and Headache Sufferers!

A Saint I Can Relate To!St. Teresa of Avila was born 500 years ago today, on March 28, 1515.  She was a mystic, writer, reformer, and the founder of the Discalced Carmelites.  Her feast day is celebrated on October 15, the anniversary of her death.  In 1970, she was one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Church.In 1577 St. Teresa’s guide for spiritual development, The Interior Castle (in Spanish, El Castillo Interior) was published.  In the book, she envisioned the soul as a c … [Read more...]

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