SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa

March 03, 2021
Cover image by Baldiri CC BY-SA 3.0 Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Blessed Villana de’ Botti was born in Florence in 1332, to a merchant. She was a good kid, so good in fact,
February 18, 2021
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. David Blaine’s got nothing on Christina The Astonishing. Christina Mirabilis was born in 1150, in Belgium. She was orphaned at the age of 15 and became a farm girl.
February 07, 2021
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. So this week I decided to dig into the story of St. Afra. Born in 305 under the Roman Empire, she was a late convert to Christianity. Originally, her
January 28, 2021
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Remember when we were little and we’d get scraped up from falling off our bikes? And remember how sometimes we’d lose a chunk of skin, and our moms would
January 16, 2021
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Sometime late last year, someone asked me to write about Saints Perpetua & Felicity. They said they were quintessential pro-life feminist icons, so I was so excited to dig
January 02, 2021
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Bernadette Soubirous was born in France on January 7, 1844. She was the oldest of nine children, most of whom passed away either at birth or very early on
December 06, 2020
If White Jesus™ is permissible, then so are other versions. Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. So I felt drawn to St. Faustina for a number of reasons. She was born Helena Kowalski on August
November 23, 2020
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Balthild was born between 626 & 627. As a young girl she was sold into slavery and ended up at the house of Erchinoald, the mayor of the palace of
November 17, 2020
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. After the couple of weeks we’ve had, nay, the YEAR we’ve had, I figured a lot of y’all might want to get acquainted with this Saint. Am I right or
November 02, 2020
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. As an agnostic, and admittedly a total outsider, I have to say I was a bit caught off guard by the blatant slut shaming of this week’s saint. Her
October 24, 2020
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. Ok, so this Saint tale needs some backstory… A few months ago, I was visiting a friend for the weekend to do some activist brainstorming. The last night I
October 07, 2020
Scandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seeker with practically no training and exactly zero filter. So, St. Macrina the Younger is evidently the patroness of nursing mothers. According to the Internet you pray to her for “healthy breasts.” Y’all, this is why I’d fail
January 16, 2021
Persecution is not something left in the past. It is an ever-transforming issue, growing in our present. It’s so easy to look back and see the injustice in Felicity and Perpetua’s story, but are we treating human beings better now? Are we honoring people’s human dignity any better millennia later?