Christina Capecchi

Twenty Something

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

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Digital detox: how to guard the mind and slow the pace 

It was time. Time to get away, to unplug, to finally write that novel. Time to prove he could resist the barrage of texts and tweets, news and notifications in […]

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Catholic entrepreneurs take the leap 

Matt Martinusen lost his job at a precarious time. He was the sole breadwinner, and his wife, Lisa, a stay-at-home mom, had just had their third baby.  The non-profit Matt […]

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Writing in the attic: the Catholic call to creativity 

The idea came in a dream. It was just like the movies, the fantasy of every writer who has slogged away at a keyboard, awaiting inspiration. Haley Stewart’s came.  “I […]

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Frost fair: creating something new in the dead of winter

The latest book by Sam Usher stopped me in my tracks. I’ve devoured the children’s books brilliantly illustrated by this Chicago dad, and the title of his new release immediately […]

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The thrifting Catholic: giving new life to old things

Emily Hannon was surprised by the children’s clothes she saw at big-box stores and popular websites when she became a mom. And not in a good way: Obnoxious graphics, offensive […]

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Bread, wine and a Norway spruce: the sacramental life 

Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree.  At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to […]

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Rejection letters and the spiritual life

Just as “Tiger King” became a defining show of our early quarantine days and “Bridgerton” carried us through the first COVID-19 winter, “Squid Game” has dominated this fall. It’s not […]

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Bedtime stories of saints: comfort and companionship 

We never really outgrow the desire for a bedtime story. It just takes different forms when we’re older: Netflix, the evening news, Instagram stories. But the original cannot be improved […]

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The hidden power of play: how to be young at heart 

Every fall the push to do more intensifies. Sharpen your pencil and dig in.  Produce more, study more, socialize more, exercise more, volunteer more. The calendar becomes the battlefield, its […]

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Life is just beginning: expansion at any age 

I submitted two articles tonight, and moments after I hit send, I was struck by the parallel.  Sure, they both involved retired Catholics. But in my focus on the specifics of […]

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House of grass and sky: an ode to the place that shapes us 

Every house, in its own way, is a living thing. It changes as we change. It expands with joy and contracts under duress.  This strikes me as a Catholic concept. […]

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Finding God in the wilderness 

The sense of place and pull to the wild that inspired Nick Ripatrozone’s new book are tucked in his very name. The rip-roaring surname is the name of a mountain […]