It’s Holy Week but it doesn’t feel that way. Lent hasn’t felt like Lent, either. I’ve made and eaten a lot of cake. I’ve had wine in the middle of the week. I’ve slept late almost every day, and went for days at a time without meditating.
I.We had only one day in Paris, pilgrim-starved and threadbare, broke we’d walked to the tomb of a saint, from … More
Whatever the reason, I’ve turned into one of those adults who were incomprehensible to me as a child: one who’s ambivalent about Christmas.
Last Friday, I went back to the Orthodox Church I’d all but stopped attending. I’m sort of obsessed with the … More
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve heard of her. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is … More
I’ve had a hard time getting into Christmas this year. The whole routine seems like the same thing over and … More
It’s Lent. I’ve been trying to keep the fast, but it feels meaningless. I just can’t shake this feeling that … More
I was raised Southern Baptist, among a congregation to whom the idea of fasting was like sackcloth and ashes — … More
Hagiology was the topic of last week’s catechism class, and we were told to be thinking about who our “special … More
For years, I’ve collected religious iconography. Moist-eyed apostles festoon my walls; my jewelry box overflows with rosaries and holy medals. … More