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Author Archives: Maurisa Mayerle

Maurisa is a Catholic convert from a non-denominational Evangelical background, happily married to a “retread” cradle Catholic. Chris and Maurisa have been married since 1991 and have 7 amazing and unique children. In 2012, Chris retired from the Air Force, took a corporate pilot position, and the family moved to beautiful Utah. Her interests include creative cookery, photography, reading, singing, apologetics, homeschooling, traveling, hiking, gardening, and caring for her 8 laying hens and 1 bully rooster. Maurisa maintains a personal blog at www.halfadozenproductions.blogspot.com
Build One Another Up

Build One Another Up

26 years ago my husband, Chris, and I decided to take the leap and swim the Tiber. He suggested we start praying for God to place peopleRead more »

Of Note–October 2019

Let’s get brutally honest here. Are you team pumpkin spice or apple cider? Me? I’m a lover of all things that taste or smellRead more »

On the Choosing, Keeping, and Caring of Catholic Godparents

On the Choosing, Keeping, and Caring of Catholic Godparents

Choosing good godparents is an important part of planning a Catholic baptism. A godparent must be a Catholic in good standing; being atRead more »

Of Note–September 2019

Fall is in the air! Are you feeling it yet? We sure are in Utah. The days are growing shorter. The weather is much cooler. Soon the leavesRead more »

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages

“On a pilgrimage you step outside your comfort zone. You see the world from a fresh perspective.” Unfortunately, pilgrimagesRead more »

Of Note-August 2019

Of Note offers you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting your precious time. AboutRead more »

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

I regularly participate in the Catholic Sistas’ “What’s for Dinner” daily post on Facebook. Recently, I posted a comment stating ourRead more »

Of Note-July 2019

We’ve had swimming lessons, baseball, picnics, and are planning at least 3 summer get-aways. Let’s take a look at what has beenRead more »

Listen Up! Catholic Podcasts

Podcasting has been around for 15 years and I have just recently discovered some of the rich Catholic content the platform has to offer.Read more »

Of Note-June 2019

We have streamlined that for you and offer you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting yourRead more »

Mea Culpa Correcting Misunderstood Mariology

Mea Culpa: Correcting Misunderstood Mariology

Father Dave Nix, known as Padre Peregrino, featured noted convert and die-hard Thomist, Dr. Taylor Marshall on his recent Podcast seriesRead more »

Of Note-May 2019

Each month, on the first Friday, you can find Of Note filled with posts that are inspiring, knowledgeable, cover current events, andRead more »

Across the Miles, Catholic Sistas, www.catholicsistas.com

Across the Miles

Pulling up those roots was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do…our friends threw us a lovely going away partyRead more »

Of Note – April 2019

Let’s face it, we are all busy, modern women and we just don’t have the time or the energy to vet or read everything the CatholicRead more »

What Are Ember Days?

What Are Ember Days?

I’ve been a Catholic for over 20 years and it’s just been recently that I’ve heard of Ember Days. I’m not sure if it’s because theRead more »