Frassati Reflection: Daughter, Mother, and Spouse of God

Mary’s unique relationship with the Holy Trinity is what we are all called to aspire to; she demonstrates a perfect closeness with God, responding to His call and serving Him in every aspect of His Being. I wrote the following Marian reflection last year, and I thought I would share it today on the Feast of the Coronation… More Frassati Reflection: Daughter, Mother, and Spouse of God

7 Quick Takes: Olympic Moments and Summer Storms

Linking up with Kelly. —1— This week in Starbucks cups: I will always be amused at the many creative spellings of my name that baristas come up with… —2— I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Olympics over the past two weeks, and I’ll be sad to see it end. I love hearing the backstories of all the athletes. I’ve… More 7 Quick Takes: Olympic Moments and Summer Storms

Frassati Reflection: The Luminous Sign of Our Lady

By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and… More Frassati Reflection: The Luminous Sign of Our Lady

7 Quick Takes: Les Mis, Harry Potter, and Beating the Heat Wave

Linking up with Kelly. —1— I went to see Les Misérables on Broadway two weeks ago (before it closes soon); it’s one of my favorite musicals. I first saw it in London in 2009, and then I saw it here in New York last year. It was just as impressive as always! I wrote a piece about… More 7 Quick Takes: Les Mis, Harry Potter, and Beating the Heat Wave

Over at Ignitum Today: Les Misérables and the Church Militant

Recently I had the chance to see Les Misérables on Broadway for the second time, and its themes of mercy, redemption, and sacrificial love have been swirling through my mind ever since. It’s no secret that the story, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, is filled with themes that reflect Catholic spirituality. What struck… More Over at Ignitum Today: Les Misérables and the Church Militant