Christmas is the season of giving — both in giving gifts and giving back. This year, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) created an ethical shopping holiday gift guide, to “put Christmas back in your shopping, with ethically produced gifts that uplift a world of people.” Embrace a spirit of intentional generosity this season by putting ethically … Continued
8 years ago, Will Wellman was diagnosed with a rare disease that caused him to lose both kidneys. Now he spends 21 hours a week on dialysis. Despite this, Will has kept his faith.
Where do you turn when you need a moment of peace? Is there a place to which you retreat to recenter yourself? An activity that helps you process whatever is going on in your life? This is your grotto: a space to find peace and inspiration and practice mindfulness; a space where you feel … Continued
The clock on my phone read 1:12 a.m. I had been scanning through my Instagram feed for almost an hour without even realizing how much time had passed. Not to mention the fact that I planned to go to bed early, because I had a test first thing in the morning. Yet here I was, … Continued
LA-based artist Miles Regis creates art for social justice and to bring about change. It’s not just paint, and it’s not just anger — Miles’s work transcends both.
Mosaic artist Reham Aarti has created beautiful works of art for spaces across Idaho. Her latest creation is a massive and stunning mosaic for a newly opened Catholic grade school. She talks to us about her work and how laying mosaic has taught her to let go and work with what you’ve got.
I’m about to admit something that’s not exactly pretty. It’s not taboo…but it’s also not something people probably like to think about. I keep files on people. Before you run for the hills, it’s not a blackmail file. Come on. I do not have time for that kind of research. But my People File does … Continued
Catholic Relief Services Holiday Gift Guide
Learning to Live on Dialysis and Inspiring Those Around Him
How to #FindYourGrotto and Why It Matters
4 Mindfulness Exercises for Dealing with Stress
Artist Uses Work to Spark Healing Conversations
Refugee Creates Stunning Mosaic Art
This Simple Life Hack Makes Me a Better Friend
Every day offers a new chance to spread hope, reconnect with a community of believers, maybe even change the world. If you desire to make life a little brighter by bringing beauty to others and enacting real change, walk with us. Welcome to Grotto.