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 Patheos.com. Elizabeth also blogs as “The Anchoress” at www.theanchoress.com. She is married, and living on Long Island.
Elizabeth Scalia Latest Blog Posts
The Rosary and the Crying Out of Flesh and Blood
by Elizabeth Scalia . June 21, 2018 . 0 Comments
My private Oratory features an assortment of Holy Icons and small pewter statues, an old standing crucifix and a second-class relic of my dear patron, St. Philip Neri. It also contains a stone I’d dug u...
Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and the Mysteries Before Us All
by Elizabeth Scalia . June 14, 2018 . 0 Comments
When Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committed suicide within days of each other, it brought into sharp focus a troubling fact that had until then flown under most social radars: suicide has become the tenth most common ...
Social Media and Sabbath Rest: What I Have Learned
by Elizabeth Scalia . May 31, 2018 . 0 Comments
“There is no better point of entry to the religious experience than the Sabbath, for all its apparent ordinariness. Because of its ordinariness. The extraordinariness of the Sabbath lies in its being commonplac...
Philip Neri, John Henry Newman, and the Idea of an Oratory
by Elizabeth Scalia . May 24, 2018 . 0 Comments
I sought to hear the voice of God And climbed the topmost steeple, But God declared: “Go down again– I dwell among the people.” — Anonymous Put that litt...