Claire’s stories eventually turned into a weekly podcast titled “Dead Friend,” which is how Claire sees the saints: like older sisters and wiser friends in heaven.
“The very thing we consider the opposite of productivity — play — is, in fact, an accelerator of it. And, more important, it is central to the Christian path to wellness.”
“Our options do not narrow with the ticking clock. We may find a new passion — or a new version of an old one that doubles the joy.”
“Every house, in its own way, is a living thing. It changes as we change. It expands with joy and contracts under duress. This strikes me as a Catholic concept.”
“The wild reminds us to be in awe of things beyond ourselves,” says writer Nick Ripatrozone, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Sparta, N.J.
“Today, the homely hero of ‘Horton Hatches The Egg’ feels like a symbol of what we are sorely lacking in a culture that sets us up to be flighty and fickle.”
“We tend to measure life in terms of resume points and marathon moments. But what nobler goal could you pursue than to be like Bridgann, to be faithful in everyday life?”
“Her story speaks to us now as we look back at 2020, a year that delivered more than one crisis in succession. As we process the fear and the loss, may we follow Violet’s lead.”