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.
I am blessed to be in a parish that always has very reverent and beautiful liturgies, whether they are the Ordinary Form or the Extraordinary Form. We try to wake up for the early 7:30 am EF most Sunday’s, but this last week due to a late night for the kids we decided to “sleep […]
In an all too frequent perusal of my Facebook “Newsfeed”, I came across a link to a traditionally focused Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli. It contains a statement made by the pope to Archbishop Jan Graubner, of Olomouc. The original of the excerpt is in Czech, but was translated by a reader of Rorate Caeli called […]
When I was a girl, the library bookmobile used to park about a block away from my house on Saturday mornings. I would walk over with an old stack of books, return them, and spend an hour or so combing through the stacks to find a new set of reading fun. I tried very hard […]
Twice a year my family would pack up for a week and drive nine hours from St. Louis to the Cleveland to visit my mom’s parents. We felt very close to them despite our infrequent visits. Visiting their home was a very special part of our childhood, as my parents relaxed for a week and […]
If you get off I-90 in the middle of upstate New York near Auriesville and travel a few miles along a hilly rural road, you may find yourself at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Martyrs. The Shrine is the location of a church dedicated to the North American Martyrs, and it is in […]
My husband, Mark, and I have been searching for well-made, artistic, and beautiful Catholic movies since we were dating. We have watched our way through many recommendations, and enjoyed a great number of them, but rarely have we found ones as true to Catholicism as the 1951 French film Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d’un […]
Happy Thanksgiving! It seems that the appropriate thing to write about for today is food. That is what I have been thinking about and planning for weeks. Though I do think about food most hours of everyday (except when my children are asleep and no one is asking me for a snack). It is one […]Click here to read more articles from Susanna...