St. Francis de Sales

“Life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have become a saint”

— Charles Peguy

I’m just your average, everyday Catholic girl (if that sort of stereotype even exists) stumbling about in the world. Most people would consider me to be incredibly shy, but you can probably get me talking if you know the right subjects.  While being an analytical scientist from head to toe (B.S. and M.Sc), I still manage to hold a special place in my heart for old fashioned romanticism.

I attend St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, which is run by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Check out the picture at the top of the page!!).  You can visit the Institute’s website for more info www.institute-christ-king.org/home/stlouis.

A friend of mine told me I should start a blog.  So I did.  How long I will keep it up is another story.  I’m not an incredible writer and I usually don’t have anything interesting to say, so I mainly write for my own benefit and entertainment.  I named the blog “The Greatest Tragedy” after the quote at the top of the page.  I did this to remind myself that every part of my life is to strive to avoid such a tragedy, even in the most seemingly insignificant ways, and I hope that my posts inspire you to strive for sanctity too!


12 Responses to About

  1. Marc says:

    Hey…how did you get the countdown timer on our blog?

  2. Um…that altar is amazing. Sorry, I’m commenting on everything now but I really like your posts :)

  3. I just did the virtual tour of your parish…it is exquisite. You are so fortunate! No wonder you can’t wait to go back.

    By the way, the link that you have for your parish’s website doesn’t work.

  4. Hello,

    My name is Jacqueline and I am the Outreach Developer for the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago with the Institute. I was wondering if you had an email at which I could reach you… Thanks!

    God bless!


  5. ALDU says:

    Maria, did you know that when you were at the SPUC Conference this week-end (good to see, meet and talk to you there) you were in the same Diocese as the “Dome of Home”? Nearly 70 miles away but still… The Institute is doing great work there, although I have only been there a few times. Even though I also live in the Diocese, 60 miles from Telford, I am 50 miles from St Philomena’s. Big Diocese (for England). I hope your long journey back from Telford was OK.

    • Maria.Nicole says:

      YES! I have visited the Dome once before and I will be visiting again for Holy Week and Easter (http://wp.me/p3kl67-hM)! The Institute is very much my spiritual home! I hope you will be able to visit again!

      It was great to meet all of you and I had such a great time at the SPUC conference! Myself and all those from Dundee did return uneventfully!

  6. The reason you should keep on Blogging is to be a beacon of Christianity on the Internet. You never know who might visit you without leaving a comment and find Jesus in what you write.

    God bless.

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