I’m chiming in today with my own answers to the Blessed Is She introductions. I can’t wait to meet you all!
What is your favorite religious text or book?
Heaps! Game changers, at various points in my life: Mere Christianity in high school; Pascal’s Pensees and Lost in the Cosmos: A Last Self-Help Book in college, then Gilead post-grad and Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year as a new mother.
Which virtue do you find yourself working on the most throughout your day?
Fortitude! It’s a challenge pacing myself through a long day with the kiddos and having any time or energy left for my husband, or for making things. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, and once I am, I get cranky, and yelly.
What keeps you Catholic?
The bigness of the Church. Even as a little girl, often bored in the liturgy, I was enchanted thinking that people all over the world were saying the same words at the same time, and that hundreds of years ago, people whose lives I could scarcely imagine were doing the same.
Do you have a motto / quote / saying you live by?
Right now: “You just have to be kind.” If I mutter it enough times during the day, surely it’ll sink in?