Susanna has the privilege of being the wife of a young PhD and professor of philosophy, Mark Spencer, and the mother of three young daughters. She was raised Catholic in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville. It was there that she discovered a passion for theology and philosophy, and met Mark. Susanna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy, as well as a Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry from FUS. After her wedding she and her family lived for four years in Buffalo, New York while her husband earned his PhD. The Spencer family now reside in St. Paul, Minnesota where Susanna spends her time taking care of the minute to minute needs of her children, reading classic literature, cooking delicious meals and desserts, assisting at beautiful liturgies, and discussing philosophical and theological ideas with her husband (and more and more frequently with an almost four year old). She also writes on her personal blog, Living with Lady Philosophy.
There is an everydayness to being a Christian. Most Christians in the history of the Church have been the normal, everyday people. Most of us have not been, nor are going to be canonized Saints, but that does not mean that we are not significant for the Body of Christ. The Church and the Saints [...]
I was planning on writing on going as a family to daily Mass and I noticed a few recent articles discussing why parents don’t take fussing babies out of church and others encouraging parents to take their young kids to church. I always find these discussions interesting but frustrating, especially since my two oldest are [...]
I have been trying to write this post for days now, and today I am squeezing the writing into the afternoon as the five month old baby is asleep (for now), the two year old is resisting the urge to get out of bed instead of nap, and the four year old is building with [...]
This is the fourth installment of my Lenten posts on virtue. Here are the first, second, and third. We made it to Holy Thursday! Three days until Easter and then we can do again whatever we gave up! I do not know about you, but for me this Lent started strong in prayer, with the [...]
This is the third part in a series on virtue. Here are the first and the second. As a child, I often heard the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I went from wanting to be a paleontologist, to an astronaut, to a baseball player (though I was never really [...]
Second in a series of posts on virtue. The first can be found here. My husband and I are in the midst of a search for our first house. We have a limited budget, like most single income families, and I often find my imaginings for our first house to be much grander than what [...]
Last I checked I was a rational human being, and I am pretty sure if you are reading this you are too. So what does that mean for us? It means a lot of things, and one of the things it means is that we were made by God for perfection. Now because of the [...]Click here to read more articles from Susanna...