Faith

I think Jesus said it best: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The following is a post from my CaringBridge blog from September 9th, 2015: St. Elizabeth is the first American citizen to be canonized a saint, the 40th anniversary of which is approaching on September 14th. Pope Paul VI said of her on that occasion in 1975: “Elizabeth Ann Seton is…
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Bartholomew (aka Nathanael)

Today is the feast of St. Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael. I enjoyed researching him while writing Twenty Mysteries. In The Proclamation of the Kingdom, he is paired with Philip and together, they visit the Decapolis, the region with a strong Hellenistic culture. When they start in the village of…
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Giving Back

Thank you so much to everyone who visited our booth at the Diocese of Madison St. Therese Lecture last week. Special thanks goes to Michelle Nilsson, Marie Lins and Eric Schiedermayer at the Diocese as well as my very beautiful assistant Noelle. Dr. Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries gave an…
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Our Lady of the Rosary

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. On this day in 1571, naval forces loyal to Pope St. Pius V faced the Islamic armada of the Ottoman Empire who were threatening an invasion of Europe. You can read more about it in many places; I like this…
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"You Have the Power; You Have the Time"

Reading that quote and the story behind it sent chills down my spine. Who said it, and to whom was it said? I'll get to that in a minute. Last week, I had the honor of listening to Mother Olga speak about her incredible life journey. Mother Olga is like…
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What are they afraid of?

Hmmm, I don’t remember learning about this in my Survey of World Religions course…