Edel-wise: Top 10 Questions About #Edel17

August 7, 2017

  This weekend I attended a women’s event co-founded by Jennifer Fulwiler and Hallie Lord called the Edel Gathering. The people in my life had a lot of questions. What is an edel? Named for the gathering’s patroness Venerable Edel Quinn (P.S. Has anyone else ever noticed that the word patroness looks a lot like patronus?) According to Jennifer Fulwiler’s radio interview with my boss, the name “Catholic Lady Gathering”…


Six Months of Tears… Rejoice!

December 14, 2016

  Today is the feast of St. John of the Cross, a mystic, spiritual doctor, and great lover of God.  In looking into his works, I happened across this excerpt of a book on one of his poems.  It is a poem about Christmas where the tears of the infant Jesus become jewels and a source of joy for Mary and human kind.  St. John has a great many beautiful…