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My Favorite 15 Books of 2011

*If you missed them, here were my favorite books from 2010* Anyone who reads this blog knows that I’m a bibliophile. I love books and devour as many as I can. Last year I finished 108 books, and while I didn’t quite crack that many in 2011, I came pretty close. The final tally will have me¬†finishing more than 85 … Continue reading

His Most Distressing Disguise

About four years ago, I met Jesus on a park bench. His face was grizzly, his beard was dirty, and our conversation was awkward. But before I get into that, let me back up a little. During my college years I became enchanted by Jesus. In particular, I was astounded at how comfortable he was with poor people, ugly people, … Continue reading

Best Catholic Books of All-Time

As a Catholic bibliophile I’m always hunting for the next must-read book. But with a religious tradition spanning two millennia, thousands of saints, and millions of titles, where to begin? One place I often turn is a list composed by Fr. John McCloskey. He’s an Opus Dei priest and fellow book-lover, and he’s put together what he calls the “Catholic … Continue reading

My Year with Therese and Pier Giorgio

A month or so before my 24th birthday last May, I considered how the Church designates a theme for certain years (i.e. the “year of St. Paul” or the “year for priests“). I thought that was a great idea and decided to do something similar in my own life. So I set out searching for a good theme. After considering … Continue reading

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