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Several people have asked me about this lately, so here is a blog with some thoughts about spiritual desolation, plus a powerful art piece of Jesus in the wilderness.

A couple of people have approached me recently, telling me that that they are going through an extreme period of desolation and asking me what they can do about it to regain a sense of God’s presence. Honestly, I am not sure what to tell them. Sometimes,…
Spiritual Desolation
Spiritual Desolation
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Because a bunch of people have asked me questions about my books lately, here is a quick book FAQ!

Normally, I try not to blog too much about my books because I don’t really want to bludgeon you to death with their existence. Yes, I currently have three books for sale featuring tons of gorgeous religious art. You can look at them here. They help…
A Quick Book FAQ!
A Quick Book FAQ!
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For the feast day of the Most Holy Name of Mary, here's a closer look at this artwork, which diagrams Mary's role of intercessor and shows us how it probably looks like!

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for Protestants who are trying to truly understand the Catholic faith is any prayer relating to Mary. After all, Jesus Christ is God, not Mary. So, if that is the case, then why bother asking Mary for anything? Why not…
Mary as Intercessor
Mary as Intercessor
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The Birth of the Virgin, aka HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER MARY! Here's an awesome artwork of her birth!

And… it’s time to celebrate a birthday! And by birthday, I mean Mother Mary’s birthday! Hooray! Last year, I showed off a picture of the Virgin Mary as a three-year-old, since my oldest daughter had just turned three. This year! I had my third baby, my…
The Birth of the Virgin
The Birth of the Virgin
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Aiming for Sainthood! A new blog that looks at this amazing artwork of St. Francis by Bellini... with a reminder that we ought to strive for sainthood too! ;)

One of the best things about the Catholic Church, in my humble opinion, is the fact that we don’t look at our clergy as our highest role models of the Church. This is not to say that all of our clergy and religious orders people are bad people — on the…
Aiming for Sainthood
Aiming for Sainthood
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The Cleansing of the Temple! A look at El Greco's artistic embellishments, in light of the Reformation and Counter Reformation. (Because everybody loves art history, am I right?!)

As you probably have noticed! I am a bit dismayed by this whole new scandal that the Catholic Church is facing. And thus, I have been writing blogs about millstones and the Last Judgment and about the little ones. Because what’s going on is unacceptable…
The Cleansing of the Temple
The Cleansing of the Temple
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Here's a call to repentance in my newest blog, which features a magnificent artwork of The Last Judgment by Fra Angelico, plus a closer look at the artwork of the denizens who are being sent to Hell...

But enough about millstones. You see, Jesus was using figurative language to describe that the punishment given to those who lead the little ones astray. And He said that it would be better for someone to have a millstone hung on his neck and then dropped…
A Peek at Hell
A Peek at Hell
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Celebrating the feast day of the Queenship of Mary with a blog! Featuring a glorious artwork of the Coronation of the Virgin, made by the art school in Cusco, Peru.

Happy feast day! Today is the feast day of the Queenship of Mary. And so, in honor of this day, I would like to present to you this gorgeous artwork of the Coronation of Mary, which was made by the Cusco art school in Peru. This is a typical depiction of…
Crowning the Queen
Crowning the Queen
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Let's talk about Millstones... here's a look at some macabre art that features a millstone and a reminder that the path toward sin is the path that leads toward death and destruction.

In my last blog, I quoted a section of Matthew 18, which said the following: Which begs the question… what is a millstone? Well! A millstone is what was used, in Jesus’s time, to grind grain up into flour. Nowadays, so much technology is used that we can…
Let’s Talk About Millstones
Let’s Talk About Millstones
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It is odd and fitting that the day when the Church abuse news broke was also the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, in which the gospel of the day warns us not to despise the little children. Some more reflections in this new blog...

Before bedtime prayers with the kids, my husband and I read the daily mass readings out loud for everyone. I know this sounds pretty pious and wonderful, and in theory it actually might be, but in a house with three kids, ages four and under, this is…
Suffer the Little Children
Suffer the Little Children
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