Happy Feast of Saint Agnes!

This is saint Agnes. At 12, she was outed as a Christian. So, because the Roman authorities were horrible to women who hoped to remain virtuous for Christ, they sentenced her to be stripped nake-y and put on display in a well-trafficed location. The down side for any leering pervs, however, was that they were…

What if Overthinking is Actually a Misinterpreted Yearning for Contemplation?

            Life is exhausting for overthinkers.  Every word we speak, every sentence we write, every action we take, every decision we make has to go through a three-part process.             The pre-overthink of the moment.            The crippling anxiety during the moment.            The post-overthink of the moment.             This three-part process is in a constant loop in our heads for every possible…

The Passion of the Infant Christ

by Caryll Houselander I first heard of Caryll Houselander when her reflections would pop up at the end of the daily readings in Magnificat. I don't think there has been even one of her reflections that didn't speak to me and escape being torn out and taped into my prayer journal. I bought two of…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 24

Mary aka the Blessed mother Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):               Mary was a holy woman and wife of Joseph.  The angel Gabriel appeared to her and asked her if she would be God’s mother.  She said yes and the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and put the little God-baby in her…