About

Hello and thank you for visiting my site! I am a freelance writer and archives assistant. And I’m Catholic. 🙂

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Graduation 2016

I entered the Catholic Church in college at Easter Vigil in 2014 after a period of many months of study, prayer, and reflection on the Eucharist, church history, and Catholic apologetics. I credit the movement of the Holy Spirit during many hours spent in Eucharistic Adoration for my coming home to the Church.

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Msgr. Ted confirming me at the Easter Vigil in 2014.

Since then, much of my academic research has related to Church history. It is only fitting, as I have been a “history buff” since I was old enough to watch and understand “1776” (which, in my house, was about 6). I’m pretty sure I’m the only first grader who had a copy of the Declaration of Independence hanging in my room.

I also have a special love and appreciation for Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body; I was first exposed to TOB as a journalism intern for Catholic News Service when I attended the TOB Congress in Philadelphia. It transformed my own understanding of marriage and sexuality and I really believe that sharing it has the power to heal a lot of the woundedness of secular culture.

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Our Wedding! 6.24.17. (Photo: White Klump Photography)

I’m also an avid runner, traveler and weightlifter. I attribute the former to growing up as the child of two professional pilots, and as for the latter, I have a great interest in taking a Theology of the Body centered approach to fitness.

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One of my favorite places, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

On a personal note, I’m blessed with a wonderful family, husband, and two little rescue cats, one named Stella (as in “Ave Maris Stella” of course) and the other named Cayden (which means warrior/fighter in Gaelic…fitting as he survived being hit by a car!).

Writing is powerful. It can inform, argue, persuade, convict, entertain, and guide. I have long understood this and am grateful God gave me the ability to order my thoughts best through the written word.

 

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