CULTURE

MAKING SPACE IN THE BUSY

Our family has had an insane last few weeks. Between all of the end-of-the-year school events (I’m a proud mom of a new Kindergarten...

KEVIN MUIR

Born into a Catholic family with three sisters and a brother, Kevin Muir’s life originated in Vermont. However when he was seven, his parents...

ANCIENT WISDOM, NOT HOT TAKES: ESTABLISHING YOUR OWN RULE...

Lately I have come across a number of articles either endorsing or decrying the idea of “work-life balance.”  Maybe it’s an outcome of the...

CINDERELLA – AN EASTER STORY

I recently watched the Disney live action remake of Cinderella from 2015 starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden. It was certainly not...

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Many people picture medieval darkness when they think of Naples, Italy. Amid the aged cobble streets and tight walkways, there is an iridescent light...

THE CHURCH WELCOMING

I know that everyone always says to bring your kids to Mass.  Yes, even your loud, obnoxious, sometimes adorably irreverent toddlers and inconsolably screaming...

CREATIVE PROMPTS

Inspiration isn’t something that can be turned on, which is why creative professions are often difficult to navigate! What happens when you get into...

OWNING YOUR AUTONOMOUS SELF

Sometimes, when you forget a password (and frankly, which email address you even used to create an account several years ago), a company will...

SINCE HE IS BREAD, WE MUST BE BREAD

Adam Bernard Chmielowski was born in the village of Igołomia in Poland on August 20th, 1845. Despite beginning his studies in Puławy at the...

MY FRENCH NEIGHBOR

We have lived in our house for almost 7 years. We’ve added on a 16x30 foot deck; we’ve added board and batten in our...

PINPOINTING WORDS

As my toddler wrapped up her “Hail Mary” by repeating me, she slipped up with “Holy Mary, Mother for God…” which got me thinking—if...

IMAGES OUT OF DARKNESS

My friend’s husband passed away recently, and he left behind a striking collection of old cameras. These devices were well cared for, many in...

CAMPION’S BRAG

December 1st marks the feast of a beloved, but not well-known saint. His name is St. Edmund Campion, SJ.  In 1540, Edmund was born to...

REFLECTIONS ON A CHRISTMAS POEM

There have been endless beautiful Christmas poems and hymns written over the centuries that chronicle the event of Christ’s birth, many of which are...

WHY I’M EMBRACING THE SHORTER DAYS OF WINTER

We all feel it—a lack of motivation, a malaise by 4pm—the dog days of winter are here. It’s easy for me to complain about...