the story thus far…

My name is MaryClare (she/her pronouns). That’s not the name I was born with, it’s the name God gave to me.

My name is for Mary Magdalene (my patron) and Clare of Assisi. The lives of the saints have given me a way of connecting to the world around me.

I’m a misfit that loves Jesus, but am not a sweet church lady. I’m more like the obnoxious loudmouth. Actually I’m the sheep that Jesus left the ninety-nine to come find.

I’m spiritually intuitive, and consider myself a modern mystic of sorts. I’m an Anglo-Catholic Episcopalian (the best of both worlds for me).

I grew up in a cult in Australia, and I didn’t even get a t-shirt. What I did end up with was a penchant for darkness, mental illness, addiction, and deep trauma. Thankfully, Jesus is a healer.

About two years ago, I began a period of deep spiritual darkness, which was a result of my alliances with the unholy, and the only way through it was to learn to pray, and trust in Jesus, the Light of the World.

I share parts of that journey, which is ongoing, and the things I’ve learned along the way. I hope my experiences and knowledge can be helpful to someone else.

I write prayers, poems, literary nonfiction, and articles. I also make rosaries, offer video tutorials, and write books.

I’m currently studying the lives of the saints, mysticism, prayer, suffering, Ecclesiastical Latin, and blood atonement.

I have this fancy, expensive piece of paper that assures me I have a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing. I’m a mom to four children, and the sweetest tabby cat ever.

With God’s help, I shall become myself
~ Soren Kierkegaard

most recent writing

I commend my soul to God my Creator, who made me of nothing and created me in the divine image; to Jesus my Savior, who loves me and gave himself for me; to the Holy Spirit, by whom I was sealed in baptism and who sanctifies me; into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

introduction to the rosary video series

Introduction to the Rosary #1
Introduction to the Rosary #2

work published elsewhere

Rosary Prayers for LGBTQ Children of God published by Earth and Altar

October is the Month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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