Tag: Melanie Rigney

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really

Ten Years of Being Catholic Really
On November 3, 2010, I wrote my first post for ChicagoNow under the name of Being Catholic … Really.  On November 4, I created the Facebook page with the same title.  Ten years later, here I am still celebrating, writing, creating and posting about the Catholic faith. The realization that ten years went by is... Read more »

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are the peacemakers is the 7th of the eight beatitudes that can be found in St. Matthew: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice:... Read more »

My prayer card obsession

St. Laura Montoya
Prayer cards have been a Catholic tradition going back to the 1400’s in Europe.  As a convert, I was aware of prayer cards and have had a few over the years.  However, now I’ve become obsessed with them. My prayer card obsession can be blamed on Melanie Rigney.  Melanie surprised me by sending me a... Read more »
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The books on my nightstand

After reading Melanie Rigney’s blog, On the Nightstand: December, I began to run around the house to gather up the books on my nightstand. My “nightstands” are all over the place:  living room, bedroom and the kitchen.  Most of my “real books” are stacked in the living room, piled atop and below a lamp/table/magazine rack... Read more »