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      Spiritual giraffes

      Sometime after my family started traveling, my sister and her husband began traveling full time as well. They now travel with their two children,...

      The Making of a Saint

      “You dream of great deeds. Everyone, these days, reads about Charles de Foucauld. Many have a starry-eyed look. They wonder if they shouldn’t become...

      St. Brigid

      Our February artist, Anna Pierlot, is a student at Campion University in Australia. Her free time is consumed by art, writing, and a philosophy...

      The Church will become small

      From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to...

      Giving up Lent

      I remember Lent as a kid. It was basically the longest stretch of time EVER, next to Advent of course. Unlike Advent, Lent was...

      Of Siberian Exiles and Feistiness

      Life is a funny thing, isn't it? We walk around assuming that everyone’s had the same, or similar, experiences as ourselves—growing up in a peaceful home...

      Helpless, but not hopeless

      Yesterday I was sitting in a fairly uncomfortable chair in the dentist’s office with my mouth full of dental equipment and a couple pairs...

      Elementary heroes

      Every hero in every story worth telling has at least one thing in common with every other decent hero ever written. Each one must...

      Honey, I hate you.

      A few weeks before Christmas, as I was working on something across the room from him, my boyfriend decided he was going to get...

      Mary and Spiritual Motherhood

      January 1 was the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, a sort of liturgical Mother’s Day, as we highlighted one of Mary’s many titles:...