Jennifer Borek

JENNIFER BOREK is an adult convert to the one true faith, mother, grandmother, and backyard gardener. She enjoys reading the works of the saints and training for triathlons. If you’re ever in Saint Louis, you can find her at her sewing machine or in Adoration.

The Heart of the Matter

My mind sometimes wanders back to losses. Some people make their love a contest that I am destined to lose. Some drink enough alcohol that they cause pain they don’t even remember. People wander off or stomp off. One of the most devastating losses...

Seeds on Shallow Soil

And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was...

Obedience is Good for Us

Michele Bachmann made headlines several years ago by stating a simple truth that Christians had agreed upon for around 2,000 years. Naturally that makes it controversial in modern America. The quote, “The Lord says be submissive. Wives, you are to...

Prudence- I Think

I never thought I would miss Muzak. It turns out, though, that I would rather not listen to Adele being overwrought while I’m picking up laundry detergent and pickles. Don’t get me wrong; I like some of Adele’s music. I also believe there to be a...

Hope is a Virtue

“Patience is a virtue.” I heard this admonition many times growing up, probably because I have never been a very patient person. It turns out that patience is a virtue! It is a component of fortitude and is defined as “the ability to...

From Sin to Sainthood

After watching this video about three years ago I had the following conversation with my husband: Me: Would you please proofread this questionnaire for the canonization of saints?Tom: Are you thinking about advocating for the canonization of a saint...

We Lepers

I hope never to make the mistake of using “we” when I mean “I” in my writing. I am often annoyed at writers who believe that because they have some particular vice means we all share it. This certainly annoys me more when I actually share...

People-First Language and the Honor We Owe to God

I have never liked people-first language. I understand that people need tenure, so frivolous, silly, and ill-conceived ideas will make it into the public sphere without adequate vetting. No, I do not consider “peer review” to be adequate vetting...