Free Range Inspiration for Summer 2021

So I’m pretending to be an organized business with “seasons” just for fun. (Worth a shot right? lol😜) I’m just SO stoked to connect to Makuahine Nui (Great Mother) and co-create some new free-range rosaries, malas and chaplets this summer. Summer is almost here! More are people vaccinated and some places can see ahead toContinue reading “Free Range Inspiration for Summer 2021”

What kind of _____ Catholic are you ?

Creating this site and starting a micro-business making and selling rosaries has me thinking a lot more about my Catholic upbringing. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised to find a community with many other Ex / Former / Recovering / Raised / Enter-a-word-here Catholics. Especially those that find themselves praying the rosary and applying some ofContinue reading “What kind of _____ Catholic are you ?”

Why I love the symbolism of the Lotus Blossom

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with the Lotus flower. They grow in the muck and rise up toward the sun to bloom on the surface of the water (usually, some grow in very wet earth). As a metaphor it’s something most of us can relate to. We grow through a lotContinue reading “Why I love the symbolism of the Lotus Blossom”

A Cosmic View of the Glorious Mysteries

I recently re-discovered the more than amazing Father Seán ÓLaoire. He’s my second favorite Irish former Catholic priest. (The late John O’Donohue is the first.) No longer a formal part of the Church, he is the Spiritual Director of Companions on the Journey a group based in Northern California. He also has a BA inContinue reading “A Cosmic View of the Glorious Mysteries”

Hail Mary: A Cathlo-Buddhist Mashup

I wrote this prayer about 10 years ago. It’s a mashup of the Hail Mary and the Buddhist Metta (Loving kindness) prayer. I was inspired to write it in part to quell my Catholic Mom’s worries that I’d become a heathen (anything not Catholic in her view). Also, I was longing to connect with GreatContinue reading “Hail Mary: A Cathlo-Buddhist Mashup”

Rosaries For Rebels: Non Churchy Ways to Use the Beads

This article is by my dear friend and podcast co-host Cyndera Quakenbush. It was originally published here on Your Tango. Check out her work with Story Through Stone. If you’re anything like me and about 23% of all Americans, you are not affiliated with any religion. What cannot be captured in a poll, however, areContinue reading “Rosaries For Rebels: Non Churchy Ways to Use the Beads”

Our Art of Heaven Hallowed Be a New Prayer

This summer I found a beautiful translation of the Our Father prayer and shared it with my Rosary Circle. We soon adopted it into our rosary practice, using it for the first Pater (Our Father) bead. This translation is from the original Aramaic and was done by Neil Douglas-Klotz, who is a religious studies, spirituality,Continue reading “Our Art of Heaven Hallowed Be a New Prayer”