My Blog: New Direction, New Name

June 30, 2020

In this video I talk about the new direction of the blog (blogging about the saints) and my new blog domain,  There are so many different things that led to this decision that it will take an entire post to tell the story - which probably won't get written until the middle of next month or later.

What I want to let everybody know here is that Chasing the Saints is not going to be a 'lives of the saints' blog OR an academic "here is what the saints taught" blog, though I might occasionally dip into those things - lightly.  Instead, my idea, is to share what I'm learning about the teaching and practices of the saints and how I'm applying it my own life - practically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Right now, the menu is a little sparse. But I'll be adding posts (over time) on the methods of the mystic saints (like St. Teresa of Avila), the more right brained saints (like St. Ignatius), the health and wellness saints (like St. Hildegard, who was also a mystic) and more.

There is so much more, in fact, I almost don't know where to start.

But since I have already begun with St. Ignatius and the discernment of spirits, I'm going to continue with that series - but will be posting on other things in between. Next week, I will be writing on lectio divina as taught by St. John of the Cross.

And even though this isn't a "how it all happened" post I do want to share a picture of the metal print that I discovered in my attic just after I began to learn about St. Therese Of Lisieux. It is not actually a painting, as I said in the video (according to my son) but an antique lithograph.  Either way, it meant something to me to be reading about this beautiful saint and then realizing the the old tin image at the back of the attic was actually her likeness.

The lithograph came to us rusted and there are other cleaner images of St. Therese available (for a price) but I love this one.  Especially because my son insisted on getting it for me at the flea market long before I came back to the church.  I barely gave it a glance, thinking it was just "some nun," but my son was so drawn to it, he bought it himself.

He does not go to Mass, as of now, but this gives me hope.

St. Therese Of Lisieux, the Little Flower, who died on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24.

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