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