Monthly Archives: March 2021

17 posts

“Remembrance Is The Secret Of Redemption”–K.Heidi Fishman, 1 on 1 Podcast Conversation

During this Holy Week, I thought it was especially appropriate to share this recent conversation that I had with K. Heidi Fishman. Heidi and I connected through a mutual friend on SmartCatholics, and was overjoyed to have the chance to have a conversation about her book, and her efforts within Holocaust education. Primary among those efforts was the writing of her first novel, Tutti’s Promise , which was published by MBPublishing in April 2017. She won the 2015 Joseph Zola Memorial Holocaust Educator Award from The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford for the book proposal, and she continues […]

How Will YOU Respond This Holy Week? Connections Between Faith and Daily life YouTube Series

Holy Week is finally upon us! And with Holy Week comes the great challenge of living the great Triduum–Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Easter–in the midst of a world that continues to move along as if there is nothing special about these days. Work deadlines still occur, school and sports activities continue to happen, family responsibilities are ongoing, etc., etc. etc. Bottom line, the world doesn’t stop because it’s Holy Week. But this week should look different if we are followers of Christ. Our very lives should be proclaiming the reality of what we profess–that Jesus is our […]

“The Longer It Takes, The Greater The Glory”–1 on 1 Conversation with Terry Modica

Terry Modica is co-founder and Executive Director of Good News Ministries (GNM), author, international speaker, retreat director, photographer, podcast host, and faith formation teacher. Terry and I had connected through our respective work within the SmartCatholics community, and recently, Terry and I had the opportunity to speak about the work that she and GNM does. In addition, Terry and I reflected and shared about some of the different practices that we use to help us move through Holy Week with greater awareness, reverence and deep openness to whatever graces God wishes to bestow upon us during this holiest of weeks. Check […]

“Being A Holy Listener”–Becky Eldredge 1 on 1 Conversation

Recently, I had the great pleasure to sit down and have a wonderful conversation with Becky Eldredge, Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017).   Becky leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Like me, she is passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, and help people make room for God in the busyness of their lives and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ.   Check […]

Interview on the Living Catholic YouTube show and Podcast with Dr David Anders–“Vocation to Personal Holiness”

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of being on the Living Catholic! podcast and YouTube show hosted by Dr. David Anders. We spoke about the “Vocation to Personal Holiness” and how we might practically go about living our personal vocation in daily life. Our conversation was wide-ranging as we spoke about what holiness means, the tools that the Church gives us to pursue holiness, the importance of friendship and mentors, how the Eucharist plays a key role in our journey, and more! You can listen to our entire conversation here! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dr. Anders, but my […]

5 Benefits of Mortification For Us During Lent And In Our Daily Life

The end is in sight! Holy Week is just around the corner, but we still have Lenten promises of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to remain faithful to during these next 12 days until we reach Easter Sunday. If you are anything like me, you might be eagerly awaiting the end of all the different mortifications we might have promised to do for our Lord during this Lenten season! BUT, once you celebrate the great octave of Easter, and before you set aside all of your sacrifices permanently, I wanted to share 5 benefits for us that come from mortification. So […]

Interview And Conversation On The Journeys In Faith YouTube Show!

On Friday evening, on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, I was privileged to serve as a guest on the Journeys in Faith YouTube Show hosted by Anne DeSantis. Our conversation was wide-ranging as we spoke about my own journey of faith and then also about the work that I do, especially within the Say Yes to Holiness Movement. You can listen to our entire conversation here! Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did, and may the graces gained for us by the intercession of Saint Joseph continue to bless us and all of our loved ones as […]

Episode 57–“Tips to Persevere and Increase Your Trust in God To Finish Lent Strong”–Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In this podcast episode, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help you grow your trust in God and persevere so you can finish the Lenten season strong. You check out the entire episode here: Episode 57–“Tips to Persevere and Increase Your Trust in God To Finish Lent Strong” May this podcast help to inspire, encourage and accompany you in being able to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep striving for holiness during this Lenten season. Listen to: Episode 57–“Tips to Persevere and Increase Your Trust in God To Finish Lent Strong” If you prefer […]

“Skellig Michael, Star Wars and the Rise of Voyage Comics–A Conversation with Philip Kosloski”

On this day in which we remember the heroic and inspiring story of Saint Patrick and his efforts to bring about the conversion of the land of Eire (Ireland) to Christianity, it seems particularly appropriate to share one of my most recent podcasts conversations–this one with Philip Kosloski, founder of Voyage Comics and Publishing. During our conversation, Phil shared a bit of his own story–of graduating from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Catholic Studies and then going on to complete his Master of Arts degree in Theology with the Augustine Institute in […]

Five Truths To Help Us Rejoice Come Easter Sunday–Connections Between Faith and Life Say Yes to Holiness YouTube series

We are now more than halfway through our Lenten journey, and although we still have a fair piece of journeying ahead of us until we reach Easter morning, Laetare Sunday should have given us the briefest of glimpses of the sun arising, so, hopefully, our hope in the idea of reaching the end of our Lenten journey has been strengthened by its glimpse–despite the hard slogging still ahead. To help us with the challenges of the journey that still awaits us, this week’s addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life YouTube series focuses upon the five truths that […]