How Christians Ought to Drink

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man…  Proverbs 104:14-15...more

Drinking with the saints

Today is All Saints' Day. No worries, though; I don't have plans to get religulous with you. We're not drinking with those saints; I'm talking about some of the following saint-related beers and breweries. And while we may be talking about saints, let's agree up front that we won't be discussing St. Ides....more

NOLA Sees Bright Future in Super Bowl

Win or lose, the Saints playing in the Super Bowl is like a healing, a laying on of hands for New Orleans, La. As I wrote on Twitter February 4, followed by hash tags #whodat and #Saints, "Super Bowl mania hangs in the air, palpable like Mardi Gras beads in trees, like August here, thick and hot, like a good rain." ...more

My ears are still ringing from the shrieks of joy at our SuperBowl party. We only had a few ...more

Got to talk about the Saints, SORRY!

Ok, so if I haven't told you before, I am from New Orleans, LA. And, we do things really weird, crazy, awesome in NOLA....if you haven't been there, I would highly recommend going. Not even necessarily during Mardi Gras (though that is so fun), but maybe Jazz Fast (April/May), Voodoo Fest (October) or for the Sugar Bowl every January. Anyways, this season, (just in case you have been living under a rock), the New Orleans Saints are ROCKING IT OUT. Quick stats on the Saints:-Founded in 1966-We are rated FIRST in the NFC South right now!...more

Saint or Sinner?

Motherhood is no job for Saints.  Just look at St. Jane de Chantal.   ...more

Saints of the week, and saints of our own hearts

When I was a little girl and still Catholic, the masses were held in Latin. I would sit in the incense-filled church, surrounded by the comfortable blur of faith sounds, and read my St Joseph's Daily Missal, a book that had the mass, translations of the Latin, prayers, information, theology and my favorite part -- a whole big section at the back called "Lives of the Saints". I would read that over and over, looking for stories about holy girls and women. This was one place in the church that women (other than Mary) were revered on an equal footing with men. ...more

I just love Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork! She's be at the top of my list too.



Saints - then and now - in and outside of the church

The idea of sainthood has been on my mind all week. I remember sitting in the back of our Polish Roman Catholic church as a kid, reading my St Joseph's Daily Missal. This was pre-Vatican II, when the masses were still in Latin, the incense was heavy, the nuns were tyrants who must be obeyed and the priests could do no wrong. ...more

1. Amy Carmichael: 18th century Scottish Presbyterian missionary who invested her life ...more

La Planticella in Her Own Right

August 11 is the death anniversary of Clare of Assisi. A 13th century canonized saint in the Roman Catholic  Church, she was a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. ...more