Jill Storey

jillstoreyJill Storey lives in Virginia with her husband Patrick and their five sons, who never fail to keep life exciting. Their youngest son, John Paul, was born in 2013 with a rare genetic disorder called TAR Syndrome. He is a constant reminder of God's love and the ability to accomplish great things through Him. Jill graduated with a BA in history from Christendom College.  When she's not doing mom duty, she likes to read books and paint.  You can find her at dulcedomum.wordpress.com and georgiepie.etsy.com.

Friday, 12 May 2017 12:30

Our Lady of Fatima

Book reviews most often highlight a recently published work to excite interest.  However, every once in a while it is worth revisiting works that have been filed away or forgotten on the bookshelf, giving them a chance perhaps to find a new audience. 

Friday, 31 March 2017 08:40

Holy Thursday

One of the most beautiful books ever written on the Eucharist was written by a French writer and diplomat in the 1930s, reminiscing about the Holy Thursday liturgy of his childhood.  It is just under 100 pages and a fairly quick read, so it is not impossible to read it in a couple of sittings. I know a few people who try to read it every Holy Week as a preparation for the beginning of the Triduum and that lovely celebration of the Lord’s Last Supper.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 19:01

God or Nothing

It is a common principle in Catholicism that God raises up the humble and lowly by His grace, as our own Blessed Mother proclaimed in her Magnificat (Luke 1:46).  We have many examples of our saints who started from very poor and insignificant places, and because of their love of God and their openness to His will, they are now acclaimed as great saints known all over the world.

Friday, 07 October 2016 13:16

My Son John Paul

When I was halfway through my pregnancy, I found out that our baby had developmental issues.  We had an amniocentesis to draw a sample of amniotic fluid and test the baby’s DNA, and the tests confirmed that a tiny fraction of his #1 chromosome was missing. He was missing some of his arm bones, including his radius and humerus bones, and his right leg was clubbed.