Hi, I’m Annie! I’m a Catholic wife, writer & producer. I love to read, to write, and to share some of the best things I find here — and those are the things that point me to God, remind me of what living life as a Catholic wife is all about, and things that inspire me to be a more generous, virtuous and loving woman — and wife.
And I love community. Working from home for the past couple of years has proven to be a little isolating at times, and it has reminded me that we all need people and that a community of faithful friends can be so life-giving!
That’s what I hope to bring to you here, and on my Facebook page and Instagram, and especially here in my private Facebook group for Catholic women; a sense of community, a place where we can interact on all things-Catholic, and a place where we can support one another as we all strive to get to Heaven in each of our vocations.
Just like our friendships can serve to bring us closer to Christ, I hope I can do that for you here. From sharing my own experiences to hearing about yours as well; I hope and pray we can learn from each other and bring out the best in one another! So, thank you for stopping by, for reading — and sharing!
These are the things you’ll mostly find me writing about:
+ Our Catholic Faith + Families + Marriage + Love + Happiness + Suffering, Empathy & Compassion + Natural Family Planning + Babies & Parenting + Health + Virtue + Prayer Life + Church Teaching
… and those are just to name a few.
I look forward to sharing some of the best things I find with you!
Now, a little more about me…
I used to broadcast the news.
Now, I broadcast prayers.
And honestly, the two aren’t as different as you would think.
I got into journalism because I wanted to become, “as close as possible to the heart of the world.” I wanted to talk to people, learn about them, tell their stories.
I was able to do that fairly well while I worked in the news business, but I always felt that something was missing…
At the end of a work day, I would go home and I would pray — I would pray for those people whose stories I had told, for those people whose deaths I covered, and for those who were suffering and mourning their losses.
But in that darkness, there is light — there is hope… and I wanted to seek, uncover, and share more of that.
And now, I do — through interacting with faithful people from all around the world.
I work from home on a prayer ministry I run with my husband: Pray More Novenas. We’re a community of more than 400,000 people from all over the world, and we pray one (or two!) novenas together each month. I’ve also recently started producing an online retreat for Lent & Advent, and it has been awesome!
This community — our community of Pray More Novenas — shares its hopes, dreams, losses, answered prayers… And it is through this work that I truly have felt myself becoming closer to the heart of the world — to God through the people I get to interact with on a daily basis.
When I was a morning show producer, I would start my day scouring the internet for the big news of the day. I basically do the same thing now — the only difference is I’m at home, sometimes I’m in my pj’s, and all of the things I find and share have something to do with our Catholic faith. I look forward to bringing you some good news — my favorite type of news 🙂
While I’m not working on Pray More Novenas, I love to read, cook (we eat a mostly paleo diet), garden, and I’m also really into home renovation projects right now. I just love beauty! And I enjoy experiencing it, creating it, and sharing it. That’s what we’re doing with our home right now, and I sort of feel like that’s what I try to do in all aspects of my life… including here.
If you need to contact me for any reason, you can email me at: [email protected]