Get Thee to a Nunnery

Get Thee to a Nunnery

So, we're Catholic. Really Catholic. I grew up attending Sunday School, memorizing my Acts of Contrition and finding excuses to skip out on Reconciliation every year. It was great (heavy on the sarcasm--sorry Mom!), and when I started researching my genealogy, it came as no surprise that there were not one, not two, but dozens [...]

Maria & Mary & Marie

Maria & Mary & Marie

My great-grandmother was Marie Helen Getman; her grandmother was Mary Wilhelmina Mead; her mother was Mary Frances Reinhard; her mother was Maria Wilhelmina Bender; her mother was Maria Magdalena Faaßen; and her grandmother was Maria Catharina Walterich. I guess you could say I descend from a long line of Maria's, Mary's and Marie's. Researching my [...]