college and Catholicism…

... the only thing that kept me sane in college were my art classes and quiet visits to the Richmond cathedral next door to my dorm. I wasn't Catholic while attending college; in fact, I did not identify with any religious affiliation in my youth. As a result I spent a good portion of those years completely lost for guidance and ultimately made some very poor choices. Instead of worrying about the unchangeable past, I use my hind-sight knowledge to advise my college-aged cousins and friends … [Read more...]

motivational Monday…

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A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, a review…

... Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of CatholicMom.com, has written a fantastic resource for busy moms looking to enrich their prayer lives.  Her book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms available from Ave Maria Press, highlights 52 saints and takes the reader on a weekly journey getting to know each one intimately through prayer, scripture and Mrs. Hendey's personal reflections. I adore the lesser known saints featured in her writings. My copy fell open to St. Zita of Lucca, a … [Read more...]

Ecclesiastical bling…

... the crown of St. Wenceslas. "At the request of the Emperor Charles IV this was confirmed by a bull of Pope Clement VI, which authorised excommunication for any unauthorized person handling the crown." Visit Elena Maria Vidal's Tea at Trainon for more about the crown. … [Read more...]

my religion is cooler than yours…

... and it will kick your a** too. … [Read more...]


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