Let’s get to know each other a bit more, as sisters in Christ.
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Bonnie Engstrom is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She, her husband, and five children live in central Illinois, and her son’s alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen was submitted to the Vatican for Sheen’s beatification. Bonnie bakes a fantastic chocolate chip cookie, blogs at A Knotted Life, and co-hosts The Visitation Project.
What is your favorite religious text or book?
The Gospel of John
Do you have a special Saint that you feel a strong connection to? How so?
St. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, is my confirmation saint and I have always felt her prayers through my life. Two men I particularly admire who are currently not canonized by have causes for canonization are Venerable Fulton J. Sheen and Servant of God Emil Kapaun. Studying their lives and how they grew in holiness and heroic virtue has been encouraging and challenging to me. I hope to be like them.
Which virtue do you find yourself working on the most throughout your day?
The Cardinal Virtue I struggle with the most is temperance. Oy vey. You should pray for me.
What keeps you Catholic?
The Eucharist and the consistency of the Church’s teachings. I also find great comfort in the Church’s teachings on suffering and carrying our crosses.
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