Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Personality of Jesus Christ

I was working on a short story for my creative writing course when I ran into a problem. The story is about knights and castles, and I wanted the King, Cherathon the Flame, to be an allegorical Christ-figure. But an … Continue reading

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Guaranteed (Almost) World Cup of Soccer Predictions

There are some things about the World Cup of Soccer that can be predicted with near precision. Some are good and some are bad. And they will play out in Russia over the month-long extravaganza of sport and media fascination. Let’s … Continue reading

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Letting Your Children Fight to Find Peace

Up until last weekend, it had been a long time since our family had taken a trip together. In 2012, we had collected enough points to fly our entire family of seven to Europe for two weeks, where we stayed … Continue reading

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Summer Reads for Catholic Book Lovers

For many book lovers, summer brings the possibility of days spent relaxing with a good read.  The dilemma arises: what to choose? A self-confessed bibliophile, I am blessed to have many friends whose souls and characters are enriched by being … Continue reading

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‘Pallida Mors’

Midway through a melodious ode about spring brimming with life and replete with dancing nymphs and Cytherean Venus—picture Botticelli’s Birth of Venus—Horace suddenly introduces Pallida Mors, pale death. It shocks, it dazzles, it pains the reader that in a meditation … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters of the Sacred Heart

One fresh April morning, leaving St. Peter’s Basilica, I walked across the Tiber river, through a maze of beautiful Roman streets, and found myself standing in front of the iconic Pantheon.  Breathtaking as it is, it wasn’t my destination. I … Continue reading

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The Problem with Minimalism

For quite some time, my husband and I have considered ourselves “minimalists”. We make weekly trips to second-hand depots where we pass on things we once thought we needed. We second- and third-guess our purchases, asking ourselves and each other … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Friendship of the Soul

I originally wrote this reflection with my consecrated brothers and sisters in the Legion and Regnum Christi in mind, but I think it can still be helpful (at least analogously) for any Christian who is seeking a deeper friendship with … Continue reading

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