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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The faith of Violet Jessop

When Violet Jessop set out to be a maritime stewardess, she wasn’t driven by some starry-eyed desire to see the world. She was moved by necessity. Her Irish father, a […]

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Of mice and men: a saint for our times

“Synchronicity.” That’s the word one journalist used in a Nov. 3 Instagram post to describe the fact that Election Day fell on the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, […]

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Hospitality at 6 feet: keeping our distance while letting others in 

“Can you come in?”  My grandma’s favorite question is one we now discourage her from uttering.  The impulse to swing open her door and her arms, honed over nine decades […]

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Our balm for 2020: the communion of saints 

Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some […]

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Theology of home: an invitation to reclaim what matters most

The color-coded books caught my eye.  It’s become one of my favorite flourishes in interior design, one that always stops me in my Instagram scrolling. And here it was, on […]

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How to intimately learn Catholicism

Fifteen years after Richard Louv’s bestseller “The Last Child in the Woods” was published, it is more relevant than ever. I’m fascinated by his insights on the “nature-deficit disorder” ailing […]

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Learning how to saunter: the gifts of quarantine 

Tonight, I wrote two events on my calendar: a birthday party and a baptism.  They will be sanitized, scaled-down gatherings — and they will be fun — but still, it […]

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Catholic beats coronavirus at age 99, inspiring legions

The nurses kept using the same phrase. The doctors used it, too. Rock star. Anne Giardino, the 99-year-old on the 15th floor, was a rock star among the many COVID-19 patients […]

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‘Keep that hope machine running strong’

It started with the Italians, whose arias rose from the balconies. They were on lockdown, but their voices rang out down empty moonlit streets. Ballads, the national anthem, improvised ditties […]

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‘Joyful momentum’ when two or more are gathered

There comes a moment when something clicks. At a book club or a Bible study. In a carpool circle or a coffee shop. A connection is made, and a gathering […]

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What I learned on the pond: Reckoning with winter

The snow has begun. It is expected to last 18 hours, piling 9 inches high and crippling weekend plans. The streets are emptying, the collective dash to the grocery store […]

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The story of our lives

I’m beginning the new year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make. My […]