My Next Decade: Turning My Focus Outward

When I was six years old, my cousin turned seven on April 7, excited about her “golden birthday.” I remember being jealous, because my golden birthday would be my 30th — and, of course, by then, I’d be too old to enjoy it. I am 30 today, August 30. And I do not feel too old to …

The Crown of Thorns

The crown of thorns should not be beautiful. Thorns, after all, are the ugliest part of a rose bush. They prickle and cut. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Matthew …

Why You Should Cultivate a Devotion to St. Joseph

“Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted to this glorious Saint, for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God. I have never known anyone who was truly devoted to him and honored him by particular services who did not advance greatly in virtue: for he …

5 Takeaways from the First Annual FemCatholic Conference

Full disclosure: I am about to rave about a conference held by a website for which I am a contributing writer. Hopefully, that doesn’t diminish my credibility; the only thing that would have changed had I experienced the 2019 FemCatholic Conference not as a FemCatholic contributing writer is that I wouldn’t have experienced the feeling of pride …