Gretchen Filz, O.P.
Gretchen Filz, O.P., is a Catholic content writer with an M.A. in Christian Apologetics. As a result of her studies in theology and philosophy at an Evangelical seminary, she discovered the truth of Catholicism and entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2011. A passionate convert and Lay Dominican, Gretchen lives out her vocation through prayer, study, teaching, writing, and engaging in a variety of apostolates. Her articles have provided catechesis and inspiration for Catholics around the world. She currently works in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Story of Mary Magdalene and the First Easter Egg
St. Mary Magdalene has a special place among Jesus' disciples. ...Article
Everything You Need to Know About the Easter Triduum
Holy Week is the most solemn and glorious week in Christianity, the pinnacle of the liturgical ...Article
How to Make Your First Saturday Rosary Meditation According to Sr. Lucia
Our Lady of Fatima made known to Sr. Lucia a request that devout Catholics make "communions of ...Article
Mother Teresa’s Humility List
Humility is the mother of all virtues; ...Article
St. Justin Martyr Describes The Catholic Mass in 155 A.D. [Video]
Today, many non-Catholic Christians claim that the Mass is not biblical. They deny ...Article
8 Ways to Use Holy Water
Every Catholic knows—at least partially—how to use holy water: we dip our fingers in the ...Article
Holy Smokes: Why Do Catholics Use Incense?
At Mass and other liturgical services, priests and altar servers swing censers that send ...Article
What St. John Vianney Taught About the Value of Suffering
One of the more meaningful and fulfilling parts of Catholic doctrine—which is not as ...Article
Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by St. Gertrude the Great
According to tradition, Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great that each time she piously ...Article
A Prayer To St. Joseph To Protect the Church In Times Of Tribulation
During his earthly life, St. Joseph was the divinely-appointed guardian and ...