Giving Up Screen Time

March 6, 2017

Three months ago I shared with you a post entitled “St. Lucy, Patroness of the Smartphone Generation.” It focused on my desire to take a step back from screentime in Advent (or Lent-lite). Now that Lent is here, I thought it may be a good time for me to revisit my own advice. For my own Lenten journey I have discerned and decided that I need to detach from my…

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Learning to love with the Holy Family of Nazareth

December 30, 2016

Recently my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world, a daughter named Lily Marie. ┬áHer addition to our family has been more powerful and joy-filled than we could have ever imagined, though this is not to ignore the exhaustion that comes with a newborn! ┬áHere’s a picture of her: By naming her Lily Marie we wanted to honor two Saints who have been and continue to be…

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St. Stephen’s Elevator Pitch

December 26, 2016

‘Tis the day after Christmas and all through each home, celebrations continue because St. Stephen was stoned! … i.e. martyred, not on drugs.   On December 26th, the day after Christmas, we would almost expect the Church to give us a liturgical day off or an uplifting story like St. Hallmark, Patron of Wrapping Paper Clean Up and Sentimentality. Rather, we honor St. Stephen, the Proto-Martyr, and the bloody tale…

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St. Lucy, Patroness of the Smartphone Generation

December 13, 2016

Another Gaudete weekday, another feast day! Today we celebrate St. Lucy, virgin and martyr. This incredible young woman has many a legend surrounding her torture and death, most famously captured in images of her holding her eyeballs on a plate or in a cup. St. Lucy is said to have had her eyes gouged out, but upon her burial, they were miraculously restored making her the Patron Saint of the…

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