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 simple serv … [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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