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    Julianne Stanz

    Julianne Stanz is a storyteller, encourager, and retreat leader who grew up in Ireland and now serves as Director of Parish Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay. She is also a consultant to the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the USCCB. Julianne is married with three children and spends her time reading, writing, teaching, and collecting beach glass. She is the author of Braving the Thin Places: Celtic Wisdom to Create a Space for Grace and Start with Jesus: How Everyday Disciples Will Renew the Church.

    Lenten Read-Along: Room for One More

    At the heart of the Irish expression, céad míle fáilte, meaning “a hundred thousand welcomes,” is the understanding that each person that we meet is someone that we should...

    A Celtic Approach to Holy Week

    As Lent gives way to Holy Week, we approach this most sacred time of year with a sense of anticipation, awe, and wonder. Sometimes we enter weary and tired...

    Lenten Read-Along: Thin Places and Soul Friends

    Thin spaces exist not just outside us but also within us. Our souls are the places that hold our light. A soul friendship is the place in which the...

    Lenten Read-Along: Two Irish Prayer Songs

    Like most children in Ireland, I learned to sing the lorica of St. Patrick in both English and Irish, and it was as familiar to me as the Barry’s...

    Lenten Read-Along: Recipes and the Saints

    Today I'm sharing several recipes associated with the saints of Ireland. Colcannon This dish is eaten throughout the year but associated with Halloween/All Saints/All Souls Day in particular. 1 1/4 pounds kale...

    Lenten Read-Along: On the Pilgrim Road

    We are a pilgrim people. Your pilgrim road might be cobbled and worn, or it might be full of potholes, sinkholes, or broken concrete, but all of us walk...