Magic Kingdom vs. The Kingdom of Heaven: Cinderella

In this article series about the saints, I discuss each of the Disney princesses and their saintly, even more impressive counterparts. It’s practically a right of girlhood to love a good princess story, but it’s also important for little ones and grown-ups alike to know that these real-life women made it to God’s heavenly kingdom. […]

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A Reflection on Sunflowers

“I find comfort in contemplating the sunflowers.” Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I’ve loved them ever since I was small. As they towered above me, cheerfully standing guard by the front porch, I was mesmerized by their yellow petals, tall stalks and large leaves. My mom and I would watch […]

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An Advent Sonnet…

Today is Gaudete Sunday, and I find myself once more in the third week of Advent. Most every Catholic knows that this is a season of hopeful preparation, of joyfully anticipating the re-birth of the Christ Child in our hearts at Christmas. This season, as I feel harried and rushed by many obligations, I look […]

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“Love and Mercy:” A Chance to Support Catholic Films!

It came to my attention through the Blessed Is She Facebook group that there is a new docudrama coming to select theaters on October 28th of this year! Love and Mercy is a film that shares details about the Divine Mercy image and the life of St. Faustina Kowalska. The movie also compares the Divine […]

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A Hidden Sanctuary: Thoughts on My Trip to The Met Cloisters

As the leaves start to fall one by one, and the golden slowness of my summer routine fades away, I’m recalling the lessons and observations that I picked up during my visit to The Met Cloisters in July. We’re already halfway through September, with the autumn and winter holidays closer than we’d like to admit, […]

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