Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi

Twenty Something

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

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Living in largo: in praise of a slower pace

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both. In music you can measure it. The tempo called “largo” – Italian for […]

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How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of “Game of Thrones” May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO. Yet […]

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All the news that’s fit to print

“Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”  The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904, edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. […]

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota. Sister Brenda Hernandez Valdes, a 34-year-old Daughter of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, lives […]

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The ones who weave: repairing the social fabric

When David Brooks travels the country, he seeks out the good news. The bad news is all too easy to find. As a New York Times columnist writing about the […]

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’ 

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant […]

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It’s OK to start 2019 with you

I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. […]

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Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since. My aunt Jan has always known she was adopted, […]

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Seeing the best at the worst of times

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months ago, when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special. […]

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Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

Haley Stewart stared at the publish button and froze. It’s nerve-wracking to announce big news, and this, in particular, had the potential to raise eyebrows. The title of the blog […]

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Breaking up with your phone

I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on “Dancing with the Stars,” but lately […]

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Flowers for Mary: finding beauty in the backyard

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed. “I’m having contractions, which is hilarious,” she says, stripping the leaves […]