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Elise Hilton
Works at Acton Institute
Attended Alma College
Lives in Sparta MI
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Palm Sunday: Poetry
The
Donkey When
fishes flew and forests walked And
figs grew upon thorn, Some
moment when the moon was blood Then
surely I was born. With
monstrous head and sickening cry And
ears like errant wings, The
devil’s walking parody On
all four-footed things. The
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Tuesday's Perception In Holiness
Sanctify yourself and you will
sanctify society. --Saint Francis of Assisi
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To heck with random acts of kindness: let's be intentional
I like the idea of random acts of kindness: a gift card left under a stranger's windshield wiper, paying the toll for the guy behind you. The reason these are good is that there is generally no "pay-back" -  you don't even get a "thank you" out of it. We sh...
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Dragged down in Lent
Can you feel it? That dragging feeling? That feeling you get about this time in Lent when it seems as if you're no closer to Easter than when you had those ashes smeared on your forehead? That sleepy-tired-can't-handle-no-mo' feeling? Me, too. There is a cu...
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When was the last time you gave a gift?
I went to our diocesan women's retreat on Saturday. It focused on Mary. One thing the speaker focused on in the morning was how "surprise" and "gift" work together (we were reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries.) Our speaker (the delightful Sr. Mary Timothy Pr...
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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit also makes the Christian "wise". This is, however , not
in the sense that he or she has an answer for everything, or knows
everything, but in the sense that he or she "knows" of God, how God
acts, they know when something is of God and wh...
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Living the Catholic Life: Radio Interview
Here's my radio interview with Grand Rapids' Holy Family Radio. The show is "Living the Catholic Life" and I'm speaking on the REAL War on Women. Enjoy.
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Monday Morning Art Jam
Raising of Lazarus - artist John Reilly
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Who matters? And what does that say about you?
And hurray for Mass Mutual!
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Shining God's grace in dark corners
26 months ago. That doesn't sound like much. 26 months. That's how long ago it was that our Dark-Haired Daughter went missing for 48 hours, during which time she was repeatedly sexually assaulted. We have come to believe she escaped a human trafficking situ...
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Communications Specialist, mom, blogger
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social media, public speaking, writing, teaching, logistics
Employment
  • Acton Institute
    Marketing Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Muskegon Catholic High School
    Religion Teacher
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Pastoral Associate
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Currently
Sparta MI
Previously
USA - Coleman MI - Gladwin MI
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Communications Specialist at Acton Institute, Catholic blogger
Introduction
I love my jobs: my one outside the home and my one inside the home! I'm a happily married mom of 5, and author of the blog "Kissing the Leper".
Education
  • Alma College
    world religions, 1983 - 1987
  • Western Michigan University
    world religions, 1992 - 1994
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Elise Graveline Hilton