Feminist Mysteries of the Rosary

This week, I was published in Earth & Altar! I wrote an article for them called "The Feminist Mysteries of the Rosary (An Experiment)."


A close-up photo of hands with manicured nails holding a rosary.
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Here's an excerpt from my piece:

Even in her agony at Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary can’t tear her gaze away (Matthew 27:55-56). She stays by his side, then sits outside his tomb. Her desire to be close to her son’s body while she mourns reflects the deeply human needs for proximity with the ones we love.
Mary is not a supernatural being. She’s fully human, fully prophetic, fully heartbroken. So when we are heartbroken and pray with her, she dwells in that space with us.

If you read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Earth & Altar is a new magazine dedicated to inclusive orthodoxy. From their website:


Earth & Altar is a blog/magazine for and by catholic and reformed Christians of all denominations who see an expansively conceived credal orthodoxy as fully compatible with LGBTQ inclusion, gender equality, and racial justice. You will find reflections on theology, history, liturgy, preaching, spirituality, church practice, and the arts that are accessible to the thoughtful non-specialist for the good of the church and God’s mission in the world. Earth & Altar will especially seek to provide a platform for voices traditionally on the margins of the church because of age, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and geography.

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