Entries by Alyssa Pasternak Post

Vocal, Spirit-filled, Courageous Women: Remembering Renee in Mary’s Month

Vocal, Spirit-filled and courageous women model faith for us today as parents trying to live in justice, mercy, and peace—including Renee Buettner. I am grateful that my daughters could hear the collective witness of this woman of faith.

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At the start of each Advent, my spouse and I individually wrap all of our children’s Christmassy and wintery books and place them underneath our small ‘Advent’ tree decorated with purple and pink glittery bulbs. Each Advent morning our children open one of the wrapped books as a countdown to Christmas. Yes, we own enough […]

Advent: Dorothy Day and the Holiness of the Mundane

As we enter Advent, I find great consolation in Dorothy Day’s life as a mother and grandmother, which I discovered in her musings about daily life on a visit to West Virginia to help her daughter Tamar with her young children in 1948.