Our Members' Blogs

Our Members

Nancy Shuman of The Breadbox Letters and The Cloistered Heart has been certified in spiritual direction by The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence in affiliation with Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is the author of The Cloistered Heart and has had articles published in Review for Religious, Reflections (a magazine of Catholic Guild for the Blind), and Salesian Light.

Connie Rossini of Contemplative Homeschool writes a spirituality column that is currently published in two  diocesan newspapers. She shares the faith-based homeschooling method she created for her four boys with her blog readers. Connie is the administrator of Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network. She is also the author of the e-book Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. You can download it free by subscribing to posts at her blog.

Mary N. of The Beautiful Gate  is a committed Catholic, a wife and the mother of one. She loves praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary. Her favorite saints are St. Teresa of Avila, St.Faustina and St. (Padre) Pio.

Ruth Ann Pilney of From the Pulpit of My Life is a Third Order Carmelite and is currently the director of her Lay Carmelite community.

Terry of 8 Kids and a Business is a Registered Nurse and the owner of a nursing foot care business. She also contributes to the blogs at The New Evangelist/Companions of the Cross Catholic Insight.com, and Catholic Lane. 

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Heidi of Journey to Wisdom is married with eight children ranging from young adult to toddler. A Catholic convert, she was received into the Church in 1989.

Melanie Jean Juneau of Joy of Nine9 is the petite and joyful mother of nine children, whom she and her husband raised on a hobby farm. She converted to the Catholic Church at age nineteen. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought provoking, with a strong currant of spirituality running through it. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life, especially a life lived in God.

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Anabelle Hazard of Written by the Finger of God is a handmaid of Mary, practicing Roman Catholic, non-practicing lawyer, happy homeschooler, penniless novelist, selective reader and "long-winded blogger." 

Allison Girone of Totus Tuus Family & Catholic Homeschool is a Latin Mass lovin', Catholic homeschooling mother of 4. Attendance at the Vatican Bloggers Meeting in 2011 intensified her interest in Catholic Social Media and sharing the faith online. She is the host of Catholic Pinterest.

Caroline of Bell of the Wanderer has a passion for Christ and His church, her husband, her children, her family and her pets. She is an oblate of St Benedict affiliated with St Vincent Archabbey.

Amanda Rose of Little Steps Along the Way is a Catholic convert and mother of three. St. Therese of Lisieux is her inspiration to keep walking step by little step along the little way to Christ. She has completed all the coursework for the Spiritual Direction Program at the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality.

Daria Sockey of Coffee and Canticles has written numerous published articles. She authored several of the original Ignatius Press Faith and Life catechisms, and currently writes for Catholic Digest. She recently published The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours.

Rebecca Duncan of Otaku Catholic entered the Catholic Church in 2003. Besides writing about her obsession (which is what otaku means in Japanese) with the Church, she reviews books, movies, and anime from the perspective of her love for Jesus.

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Patricia of I Want to See God is the married mother of one adult son. She has a degree in journalism. A Secular Carmelite (OCDS), she views St. Therese as her sister, mentor, and friend.

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Colleen Spiro of Catholic Prayer Life is a mother, grandmother, and stepmother, who converted to the Catholic Church in 1989. She is a Benedictine Oblate, certified spiritual director, and the author of The Third Floor Window, a memoir of hope and healing. She has also published an e-book, Blueberry Muffins, Everyday Stories of God's Love, a collection of her previously published articles.

Since the late 1980s Barbara A. Schoeneberger has written, edited, and published monthly newsletters for select groups. She also authored two business-related books.  She has worked as a development consultant, parish choir director, and photographer. Barabara blogs at Suffering with Joy.

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Cynthia Scodova of The Mad-Eyed Monk is a mother of 3, wife of 22 years, neuromuscular therapist with a background in language arts and the arts, writer, 4th-grade catechetics teacher, horse farmer, and "monk in progress." She has been attempting to live a life of monasticism in the secular world.

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Nancy Ward of JOY Alive in Our Hearts seeks to share with others the unexpected and astounding joy she has found in Jesus. She has been writing since childhood. She has worked for her diocesan newspaper and the Archbishop Sheen Center for Evangelization, and owns a freelance-writing and editing company.

Lara Campbell Patangan is using her 40th birthday as an impetus to embark on a mid-life mission to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy– that unlike aging promise to defy gravity.  She is a wife and mother of two boys, and shares her experience with the works of mercy at Mercy Me! I've got work to do.

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Deacon Paul Rooney blogs at Journey to Wisdom. He has been married for 50 years and has served as a permanent deacon for 34 of those years. His one desire is to serve God and His people.

Michael Incorvia of To Love and Truth blogs to provide a starting point for thought and discussion about love and truth.  He describes himself as "a simple person [who] hope[s] to present simple and to-the-point postings.

Lora Goulet is a mom, home maker, and parish and community volunteer, who gratefully enjoys the blessings of our Catholic Faith. She has been involved with Catholic religious instruction and liturgy for many years.Though Rosary walking,and tending to her gardens, goats and hens accent her days, motherhood is the delight of her life. Lora blogs at mommynovenas.

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Carlos X. of SuperMartyrio is an attorney.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County, California, a Catholic lawyers’ guild.  His blog documents the spirituality and canonization cause of the Servant of God Óscar A. Romero, whom Carlos met when he was growing up in El Salvador.

As a Lay Dominican, Michael Seagriff has an insatiable desire to learn, study, live and share the Faith. For more than ten years he led a prison ministry program. He has spent the past decade promoting Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. He promotes zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.Michael blogs at Harvesting the Fruits of Contemplation.

Beryl Baterina of  Beryl Baterina: Daily Dose has been a Catholic since infancy.  She is a daughter and a sister.  Beryl has a degree in Engineering and is now pursuing a degree in Psychology.

 Theresa of My Desert Heart is a wife, mother of four (and two in Heaven), Classical homeschooler, Secular Carmelite, and part-time ultrasonographer...a soul on a journey through the desert of her heart...in search of her Beloved.

Mary K. Doyle of St. Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Seven Principles of Sainthood Following Saint Mother Theodore Guérin. Mary K. has a Master's Degree in Pastoral Theology.

Jeannie Ewing of Love Alone Creates is the mother of two beautiful little girls, one of whom has a rare condition called Apert Syndrome. Jeannie writes and speaks to encourage parents of special needs children and other caregivers.


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    content for consideration thanks :-)

    1. John, thanks for visiting. At CSBN we only post content that will help our readers grow closer to Christ. There are many worthy Catholic blog posts that just don't fit here. Thanks for your understanding.

  2. How does one go about applying to be part of your network? I'm unsure as to what your criteria are, but I am interested. I currently blog for CatholicMom.com regularly and have my own blog at www.lovealonecreates.com. Please feel free to email me at jeannie[dot]ewing07[at]gmail.com


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