Roxane Salonen Archive
Several years ago, a study revealed that priests were among those with the highest job satisfaction rate. What makes priests so happy? Roxane Salonen pontificates about this, and why it matters to you and your vocation as
What happens when a dozen couples don the zaniest head gear possible and convene at Christmas time to celebrate their "yes" to one another? Roxane Salonen gives an account of why the annual wig and nog and
Recently, columnist Roxane Salonen had a chance to have breakfast with Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. What she learned from their meal together should encourage anyone who cares about fostering a Culture of Life.
Leaning on the thoughts of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Roxane Salonen shares how suffering can be seen anew as a kiss from Jesus.
Why does matter matter to Catholics? With the help of a scholar on the ancient world, and a recent presentation he gave at a Catholic Answers conference in Minnesota, Roxane tries to explain in a way that
How can you find interior freedom in the summertime? Roxane Salonen stumbled upon one beautiful way, with the help of a friend and an author from France, and shares the treasure here.
Roxane Salonen introduces readers to the great Catholic writer, Flannery O'Connor, and invites them on a spiritual journey to Flannery's former digs in Georgia through her personal blog. Grab a mint julep or lemonade and come along
Roxane Salonen responds to her friend's contention that she's one gutsy woman. Here, she explains where she gets her bold.
After being gently challenged by a Christian friend, Roxane Salonen ponders the reason for the religion -- Jesus Christ -- and what living out the Christian faith within the context of Catholicism means to her.
Roxane Salonen shares her reaction to learning of the "turning to Rome" of a Swedish evangelical pastor and his wife, viewing the news as reason enough to do a little happy dance, Lent and all.
A book review inspires Roxane Salonen to consider how her prayer can become the day itself.
As a young girl, Roxane loved fishing with her dad. Recently, she read a reflection on fishing that brought her straight back to that place of reeling and casting, and it's all about love.
As parents, we are all faced at one time or another with big questions from our children. Here, read how columnist Roxane Salonen responded when her youngest child came to her in tears with a question about
Roxane Salonen laments being outlet-dependent, but not without discovering a way to re-frame her conundrum by comparing it to her need to plug into the source of energy that never wanes.
Roxane Salonen weaves thoughts about Advent into observations she had after attending her kids' elementary Advent program.