#CRSMedia Explores Colombia with Lisa & Sherry

Did you catch some glimpses of the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl trip that American Catholic media personalities Lisa Hendey, Drew Mariani, Fr. Rafael Capo, and Sherry Brownrigg went on last week in the coffee fields of Colombia? I was able to catch a little as I was traveling, but have since gone back to do more reading (and encourage you to do the same!). I was lucky enough to touch base with Sherry & Lisa while they were in Colombia, writing about a couple experiences:
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Guest Post: Sampling Local Drinks in Cuba

Note from Sarah: Maria Johnson is an amazing woman. She’s become one of my dearest friends and a spiritual big sister / aunt to me in so many ways. She has a fun blog and a book coming out really soon called My Badass Book of Saints (go forth and pre-order now). She offered to write a guest post about her journey home to Cuba to visit with family … and see/meet/take a selfie with Pope Francis. Please enjoy this joyful reflection.

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Episode 3: Green Chartreuse & Hot Around The Collar

On Episode 3 of the Catholic Drinkie Show, Sarah Vabulas shamefully admits why her podcast was 2 weeks late and introduces listeners to the wonders of Green Chartreuse – did you know it is made by Carthusian Monks? Next up, she reveals a new segment called “Hot Around the Collar,” when she will interview priests from around the world about their vocation stories and the beautify of the vocation to the priesthood. Share feedback at CatholicDrinkie.com or on any Catholic Drinkie social channels.



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Blessed Are You Blog Tour – Mourning

I remember the Beatitudes were one of the first over-arching themes of my faith formation growing up — we learned about them in PSR and at youth group. I think even being forced to memorize them at one point or another. They are a beautiful gift from our Lord Jesus, showing us that the supposed least of us were in fact the best of us. What an incredible thought to ponder.

RigneyIn Melanie Rigney’s new book, Blessed Are You; Finding Inspiration From Our Sisters in Faith (on Amazon.com), she outlines the Beatitudes and saints who embody each wonderful trait. In Chapter 2, Rigney so elegantly tells the stories of four saints who suffered great mourning, yet found deep comfort and solace in God.

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Catholic Hipster Podcast Ep 03

On this week’s Catholic Hipster Podcast, Tommy & Sarah talk with hipster priest Fr. Damien Ference about books, music and how to be a real hipster. Don’t miss out.


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