Jeannie Ewing

Jeannie Ewing

Freelance Writer

Jeannie Ewing believes the world focuses too much on superficial happiness and then crumbles when sorrow strikes. Because life is about more than what makes us feel happy, she writes about the hidden value of suffering and even discovering joy in the midst of grief. As a disability advocate, Jeannie shares her heart as a mom of two girls with special needs in “Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers” and is the author of “From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph.” She is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and contributes to several online and print Catholic magazines. See her professional portfolio at http://lovealonecreates.com/about-me/.

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St. Teresa of Kolkata: a saint of Advent joy

Likely one of the most beloved saints of modern time, St. Teresa of Kolkata (the city formerly known as Calcutta, India) was known worldwide for her smile. Standing at a […]

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Two new books give parents ideas to help raise kids Catholic

By Regina Lordan Throughout his papacy, St. John Paul II called on parents to recommit themselves to the vows they made in matrimony and again during their children’s baptisms: to […]

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Managing grief during the holidays

It’s sometimes hard to face reality, especially when reality includes difficult, dark emotions we aren’t used to feeling. Grief often crashes upon our hearts in uncomfortable waves, seemingly out of […]

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Finding peace in the sanctuary of the heart – ‘Meditations for Advent’

Once a well-known and highly sought-after French philosopher and theologian, Father Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet has become a name unfamiliar to most. In the late 15th century, Father Bossuet memorized the Scriptures […]

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Advent hope from St. Vincent de Paul

Referred to as the apostle of charity, St. Vincent de Paul is best known for his love for the poor and for founding the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) and […]

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Reading Rangers Program receives national recognition

The National Christ Child Society professes a simple, but powerful slogan: “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.” For Fort Wayne chapter members and Reading Rangers volunteers […]

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Father Polycarp Fernando observes 40th jubilee

Some priests are gifted with a missionary spirit and serve people on the fringes of society: the addicted, the forgotten, the elderly and the sick. Father Polycarp Fernando is one […]

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Three sisters, three daughters, three baptisms

Most people can identify an estrangement or tension in their families. It’s a rarity to discover a family that epitomizes thriving, healthy and holy relationships with each other. For Rebecca […]

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50 years of priesthood

Father Barry England: A life of gratitude and generosity “Priesthood is a gift,” said Father Barry C. England, who celebrates his 50th jubilee of priestly ordination this summer. Indeed, when […]

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Deacon Patrick Hake

Attend the Ordination: Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 South Clinton St., Fort Wayne Live Streaming will also be offered through social media channels. A pretty typical […]

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The ‘dark stuff’ of grief

I recently overheard a woman say she had finally aired the “dark stuff” of her grief over losing her best friend to death after childbirth. It made wonder: Why do […]

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University of Saint Francis grads sent out to ‘bear fruit’

“Jesus … gives us a mission. He sends us.” The words of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ homily at the University of Saint Francis baccalaureate Mass May 5 resounded to graduates […]