Author Archives: Mary Woods

About Mary Woods

Mary Woods is a homeschooled Byzantine Catholic teen who loves literature, music, horses, and Scottish Gaelic. She is an aspiring novelist, and hopes to participate in the Catholic literary revival after attending a Great Books school for college. She has been published in "Stone Soup" magazine for young writers and won the 2012 Homeschool Legal Defense Association Poetry Contest. She writes about literature and the faith at her blog, "The Pen and the Sword".

Faith on the Edge of a Cliff – Thoughts of a Wyoming Catholic College Student – Episode 3

Last month in my blog series on my journey to Wyoming Catholic College, I explained the purpose and benefit of a Great Books curriculum. This month, I offer a reflection on WCC’s outdoor program—one of the school’s most distinctive and … Continue reading

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Faith on the Edge of a Cliff – Thoughts of a Wyoming Catholic College Student – Episode 2

Last month, I introduced this blog series by describing my enthusiastic discovery of Great Books schools, specifically Wyoming Catholic College, which I will be attending in the fall. This month, I bring up some common doubts and challenges I’ve encountered … Continue reading

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Faith on the Edge of a Cliff: Thoughts of a Wyoming Catholic College Student – Episode 1

  Introduction He knew a path that wanted walking; He knew a spring that wanted drinking; A thought that wanted further thinking; A love that wanted re-renewing. ~ Robert Frost, from “A Lone Striker” In just two months, I will … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Last Straw: CWG May Book Blast

  This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Karen Kelly Boyce’s delightful children’s book Sisters of the Last Straw, Case of the Stolen Rosaries. It’s an SOA winner as well as an award-winning novel. Summary: The Sisters of the … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches – Lesson 3

Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have questions, … Continue reading

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Connie Rossini and St. Therese – CWG March Book Blast

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Connie Rossini’s book, Trusting God with St. Therese. It’s an SOA winner as well as an award-winning novel, and an inspiration to anyone needing find inspiration in the face of difficult situations. … Continue reading

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Karina Teaches – Lesson 2

  Over this year, Karina is going to share some of her writing seminars on the blog, with the lessons and references for further study. We’ll be posting these once a month. There’s no assigned homework, but if you have … Continue reading

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Margaret Rose Realy and Lent – CWG February Book Blast

This month’s CWG Book Blast is to get you ready for Lent. We’re a little behind, but that doesn’t make Margaret Rose Realy’s book any less applicable. It’s a perfect springtime meditation as well. It has the CWG Seal of … Continue reading

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