I'm just going to say it: I'm really bad at praying the rosary. I suffer from chronic wandering mind, and no matter how much I set myself up for success, I can't seem to turn it off. It's not even that I'm easily distracted, like putting my phone in another room would do the trick. Any time I'm in a silent, distraction-free space, my mind latches onto whatever problems I think I need to solve at that moment.
As long as I can remember, I’ve felt an affinity towards St. Teresa of Calcutta, whose feast day we celebrate today. This internal pull to a woman across the world was actually founded in familiarity – pictures of Mother Teresa always reminded me of my own maternal grandmother. Small and soft, tanned skin wrinkled by the sun and age – if Mother Teresa had a set of pink hair curlers and some velvet pajamas I may have mistook her for my Grandma Karleen…
Do we know the burning, beating, Immaculate Heart of Mary? She is very real. Hopefully, the immaculate part isn’t so intimidating that we shy away. She’d hate that. More than intimidating and icons and statutes, she’s a real woman with a real body and beating heart. Do you recognize her humanity? The burning, beating heart of a woman who is on your team?
Summer is on the horizon and we know many of you have some awesome travel plans! Last year we walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and it was truly incredible. We used to daydream about it as roomies at Trinity University and we finally got the chance to make it a reality. Today we’re going to share our experience with y’all and offer some tips and tricks if you decide to make the journey yourself!
There’s so much to talk about so we’re going to break this blog post into two sections. It’s Christie here with the first one!
We’ve pulled together some awesome resources for y’all this Lenten season. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are people moving and shaking within the Church right now. Everywhere you look there are committed individuals and groups pumping out beautiful (and Catholic-specific) content to lead us towards Christ. The Church is very much alive. Let’s get started!
The question everyone wants to ask - Where’s my book?
The journey of a book from idea to reality is a multi-step process—and we’ve been so so happy to have your support each step of the way! We’re beyond excited to write this update to share with you the journey your book has been on—and give you an estimate of when your book(s) will be on your doorstep!
As an elementary school teacher and recent graduate school grad, we loved that Kickstarter provided us a method to finance our dream to make the Every Sacred Sunday Mass journal. Even better was that using crowdfunding created a community (that’s y’all!), who are pretty much our favorite people and keep us going with your encouragement and support. Now that you’ve got the crowdfunding bug and are experts at the whole “reward tier” and “campaign update” lingo, check out these five awesome Catholic crowdfunding projects, both past and present, that we think you’ll love.