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…


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…


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…


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…