Note: I started this post long before my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. It was difficult to read about and took me some time to finish. This information is important to post because I love and care for my Catholic brothers and sisters, and it’s a timely example of troubling dynamics within a Christian hierarchy which […]
(Note: The following post was made previous to my conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.) Today is the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the man who wanted only to live the simple life of a cloistered Cistercian monk, but ended up traveling the world, advising Popes, scattering heretical sects, and much more.
We are making a big move at the end of the summer, so travel has been on my mind. This move is different than my past travels. I have a real home here, for the first time since I was a kid, and I am going to move with my tiny family and establish a […]
Let me tell you a story about Braddock.
(Note: Agnes is recognized in the Orthodox Church, but the context and prayers here are from the Roman perspective. This post was written before my conversion from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy. ) Today’s post is in honor of St. Agnes, martyr and patron saint of betrothed couples, chastity, gardeners, rape survivors, and young girls.