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Leah Libresco

Word on Fire Institute Fellow

Leah Libresco has worked as a statistics professor, a data journalist, and a Bayesian probability instructor. She grew up as an atheist and converted to Catholicism while studying at Yale.

Through various relationships and reading the likes of Lewis and Chesterton, Leah began to learn more and more about the Catholic faith and was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012. Her conversion unfolded through her popular blog, Unequally Yoked, and was also covered by various media outlets including CNN, NBC News, and TheBlaze.

Leah is the author of two books, Arriving at Amen (Ave Maria Press, 2015) and Building the Benedict Option (Ignatius Press, 2018). She continues to write about faith, philosophy, math, and musical theatre on her blog, and her writing has appeared in The Washington PostFirst ThingsThe Weekly StandardThe American InterestThe American ConservativeAmericaFare Forward, and many other outlets.

Leah and her husband, Alexi, live in New York City.

Leah Libresco Latest Blog Posts

The Charity of Kristin Lavransdatter

Are you kept safe from meeting Christ in the needy?

by Leah Libresco . December 31, 2018 . 0 Comments

This year is my third Christmas as a married woman, and one of the changes that came shortly after my October wedding was that, for the first time, my choices about charitable donations at the end of the year were a conv...

Only the Lover Sings

Everything, ultimately, is given to us as a gift.

by Leah Libresco . November 23, 2018 . 0 Comments

My husband and I have a practice of shared spiritual reading on Sundays. It started during our engagement when we read Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Three to Get Married together, and we’ve kept it going. We pi...

Karol Wojtyła and the Rhapsodic Theater

by Leah Libresco . October 22, 2018 . 0 Comments

I was received into the Church in November of 2012 as a convert from atheism. I was just a little too late to be a John Paul II Catholic, knowing him only through the writing I later picked up, and the historical reco...