VLOGGING Santa Maria in Trastevere

VLOGGING Santa Maria in Trastevere

Although I have 6 episodes of “Captivated by Motherhood” up on my YouTube channel, my sweet son Jacob said, “Mom, you should just vlog stuff as well!” And so it begins, with this short clip on one of the oldest and most famous churches in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere:  https://youtu.be/XXHm-4Hf-jY 

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Rest in Peace, Fr. Joe Koeterski

Rest in Peace, Fr. Joe Koeterski

 I am grieving the loss of my dear friend and mentor, Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J. He died suddenly of a heart attack as he was giving a retreat at Fordham University, his place of residence and work.    He taught me Thomas Aquinas and was my spiritual director as I was in graduate school and…

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New Video Podcast

 The long-awaited second episode of my video podcast, “Captivated by Motherhood,” is now live! Watch it here: https://youtu.be/5WzZ2JVIoPg Episode 3 is coming soon! 

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Sebastian in the Hospital

Sebastian in the Hospital

After multiple doctors’ visits to figure out why he has such bad acid reflux, Sebastian was admitted to the Children’s Hospital in Dallas to do a procedure on his GI track. I was grateful to be in the US, grateful for good medical care. I was grateful that the docs would give him general anesthesia…

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Snow in Rome Today

Snow in Rome Today

 Today, despite the oppressive August heat, it will “snow” in Rome. It is the day that the Church commemorates the Basilica of Saint Mary Major. The story goes that in the 4th century, a couple who had not been able to conceive prayed to the Virgin Mary to obtain for them a child. Mary appeared to them…

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Webinar on my Book!

Webinar on my Book!

 Hey Friends! I’ll be offering an interview on my new book on Tuesday, August 10 at 1pm CST. It is a webinar hosted by Our Sunday Visitor Press. Please register here!  https://bit.ly/3lxf5uw

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My Book!

My Book!

10 years of writing and it is finally out! I am overjoyed! So many friends, family and colleagues have inundated me with private and public messages of support and enthusiasm.  My good friend Susanna wrote me: “So much sweat, blood, tears, love, labor, toilet-plunging, speaking, founding, studying, reflecting, dreaming, hoping and praying–all incarnated now in…

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A Home We Love

 We have made the choice not to sell our house. Even though it is hard to manage from abroad, we know we will eventually move back to the U.S., and that house is the one we want to return to. In the meantime, we will make some repairs and renovations, and then may rent it…

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