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My Favorite Books of 2020!

I had the best of intentions to get this up on the blog within a few days of New Year’s, and then was promptly overwhelmed with some important deadlines. Well, better late than never, I suppose. Most of 2020 was spent at home, and reading was a welcome escape. As Richard Peck quipped, “When I … Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020!

Advent Reflections

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Somehow, the first half of December seems to have been completely swallowed up in an inexplicable end-of-year time warp and we’re already more than halfway through Advent! It’s such a restorative season, and this Advent in particular has been exactly what I needed at the end of … Continue reading Advent Reflections

The Beauty of a Universal Church

“I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.” These words are from the Nicene Creed, which is recited by the faithful during Mass. The word “catholic” literally means universal, and universality is one of my favorite qualities of the Church. No matter where you are in the world, Mass is celebrated in the same … Continue reading The Beauty of a Universal Church

From My Commonplace: Autumn Vibes

Autumn is here! I’m not sure why, but I don’t think I’ve ever fully appreciated all the joys of the season until this year. The beautiful colors, chilly breezes, coziness and comfort–oh, and SWEATERS. Did I mention I love sweaters? As someone who’s perpetually cold, I am thrilled to be back in a season where … Continue reading From My Commonplace: Autumn Vibes

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