Rosa Mystica: A Commonplace Book

About This Site

This is a reboot of a commonplace book originally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although much of Rosa Mystica – or “Mystical Rose,” one of the many lovely titles of Mary in the Litany of Loreto – will be devoted to Our Lady, I’m broadening the focus here to cover Catholic spirituality in general.

I have a personal blog,, that is also powered by, but I rarely touch on spiritual topics and observations there. I wanted a separate space where I could explore matters of faith and stash quotes, observations, and links on such topics.

This place is intended to be a simple and quiet repository where readers, like Mary herself, can ponder these things in their hearts. Welcome.

(Want a longer-winded version? Here you go.)