Today’s BIS Blog discussion is on the Communion of Saints, and I thought I would share about one of my favorite books, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s My Sisters the Saints. The book is a memoir of Colleen’s early adulthood, and she writes in a way that is so down to earth and relatable, about real-life experiences and … More Book Club Discussion Questions: My Sisters the Saints
I’ve heard several people express the sentiment that of all Catholic traditions, the veneration of relics is the one they least understand, and they are maybe even a little creeped out by it. In a way, I get it—it seems a little weird and morbid to take the earthly remains of a saint and wear … More Over at Ignitum Today: Why Do Catholics Venerate Relics?
Lately I have been inspired by the example of others who are earnestly seeking God in their own lives, and it has challenged me to examine my own spiritual life. For those of us who long ago made a decision to follow God and who practice religion in our daily lives, it is easy to … More Velocity of the Soul
The other day I sat down on the subway, headed for home. I was tired and achy and a little bit sick, ready to sit down on the couch and rest. As the subway started moving I remembered that there was a holy hour soon at one of my favorite churches in the city. I’d … More Indecision
I’m still recovering from one of the busiest months in recent memory—busy in the best of ways, though. I spent Labor Day week with family down the shore: It was good to spend time relaxing together as a family. Before returning to work, I went on a beautiful retreat at Villa Maria Guadalupe: I was … More September Recap
I was able to speak with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal at Our Lady Queen of Angels Convent the day after Pope Francis visited with the students at the grade school there. The biggest takeaway from my conversations with them, besides their overwhelming joy (One sister said, “We are still walking on air after … More Over at Ignitum Today: Servant of the Servants of God: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Visit to NYC