Christina Capecchi

Twenty Something

Christina Capecchi is a freelance writer from Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and editor of SisterStory.org.

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Stop Scrolling, Begin Creating: A Wake-Up Call for Catholics

The latest admonition comes from a 60-year-old social psychologist whose book hit the No. 1 spot on The New York Times’ hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.  Using a smartphone threatens a […]

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Gowns of Grace, Heaps of Joy: Rediscovering Catholicism

Jenna Wright has come a long way from being an NFL cheerleader to a first Communion catechist. Now, rather than sporting a skimpy outfit at the Super Bowl, she’s selling […]

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The Painting Beneath the Painting: Faith That Endures

I was a first grader when I made my inaugural trip to Disney. This month – decades later – I returned with a first grader and a fresh set of […]

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Cold Water, Warm Heart: How to Feel Alive

One after another, influencers are taking the plunge. The cold-water plunge. I couldn’t help but follow along when Elizabeth Ries, a lovable TV personality from Minneapolis, joined the trend this […]

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Saluting the Chroniclers: Put 2024 on Paper

He began at the beginning: “Left St. Paul Jan. 23rd 98 at 4:30 p.m.” In a leather-bound journal, his neat cursive scrolled in pencil across graph paper, Frank Storms charted […]

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Keep the Candle Lit: Pouring Out the Greatest Gift

Oprah Winfrey looks regal in a purple pleated skirt and matching sweater, beaming on the cover of the magazine that delivers her much-anticipated Favorite Things – “112 crowd-pleasing gifts for […]

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Leap of Faith: Taking Risks, Beginning Anew

I’ve been following the press around the most anticipated biography of the year: “Elon Musk” by Walter Isaacson. I’m interested in the controversial innovator as well as the author’s writing […]

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Rescued by a Pig: A Turning Point on the Titanic 

A mother understands. From the outside, Edith Rosenbaum was bursting with beauty and promise, 32 and a rising star in fashion. Her job was glamorous, working as a Paris correspondent […]

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Patient Hearts and Horse Dreams

There’s something about girls and horses. Call it a sweeping generalization, sure, but it often holds true. While boys dream of faster forms of transit – racecars, rocket ships – […]

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‘Fully Alive’: The Summertime Invitation to Glorify God

The idea came on my birthday, one of those fully formed thoughts that arrives unbidden, a cerebral click. The day began with a brief summer rain, and a chill still […]

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Hand-Me-Downs, Pick-Me-Ups, and ‘The Creativity of Love’

It all started with a used coat. Betty Henson didn’t need her fuzzy green coat anymore, so she offered it to her son, an aspiring puppeteer. Jim stuffed and stitched […]

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How Grandma Made Her Life a Work of Art

Two parts reverence, one part mischief. That’s how I’d sum up my grandma, whose name — Elinor Marcella — captures her mix of poise and playfulness. She raised five kids […]