“The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” – Léon Bloy Sainthood always seemed like stuffy stuff: be perfect, so everyone will feel bad. I’m starting to get it more, now. Love perfectly, so everyone will feel good. Thoughts?
It was hard to believe in God when life seemed so hard. But a few good books helped me see that even though awful things happen in life, God is good and Catholicism is about more than rules. In fact, if you give Catholic theology half a chance you might be surprised to find out how much love there is behind every "rejection" and "restriction."
I was raised Catholic and fell away of the faith in high school and college. On the blog, I write about my long journey back to the church and how grateful I am for that grace. Returning to the Church has changed my life for the better in countless ways, and I write about what I'm learning to deepen my love of other humans (which doesn't always come naturally) and God every day.
We welcomed Benedict into the world early in April with an emergent c-section. Everyone’s doing great! Here’s the birth story we’ve shared with our Bradley childbirth group and a few friends. One night I started having menstrual-like cramps, about 4 total over the course of a night. The next night, they picked up, coming about every […]
When I first started engaging in Catholic culture, I wondered why there weren’t any current Catholic books or musicians or artists. Then I realized that there are plenty — you just have to get out there and find them! So, here’s a regular blog feature for people who want to reinforce their faith with good […]