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Elizabeth Scalia

Content Editor at Word on Fire Catholic Ministries 

Elizabeth Scalia is a Benedictine Oblate and author of several books including the award-winning Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press) and Little Sins Mean a Lot (OSV). Before joining the Word on Fire team as a Content Editor, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of Aleteia, and as Managing Editor of the Catholic section of Elizabeth also blogs as “The Anchoress” at She is married, and living on Long Island. 

Elizabeth Scalia Latest Blog Posts

Nuns and Nones: How Do We Mission to the Future?

by Elizabeth Scalia . March 15, 2018 . 0 Comments

In celebrating the recent memorial of St. Frances of Rome, we noted that this fourteenth century introvert "practically invented social work." That might be judged an exaggeration, but only a mild one. The truth is...

The Cross and Crown of St. Frances of Rome

by Elizabeth Scalia . March 09, 2018 . 0 Comments

When I first began to study Scripture as a young adult, a wise and elderly nun advised me to begin with Revelation, a book which, she told me, had gotten her through a difficult year as a young novice. “Start there...