Author Archive: Abigail C. Reimel

Abigail C. Reimel is a budding Catholic author in love with her faith. Among other things, she enjoys playing the violin, reading and re-reading books, watching movies, spending time with her family, and driving around town, listening to music with the windows down. She has been published in the St. Austin Review, and posts regularly on her blog, a "A Catholic Teen's Perspective". She adores living by the ocean, but traded salty winds for mountain air to attend Christendom College, where she plans to major in English and master swing dancing.

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Reconsider the Chapel Veil

Reconsider the Chapel Veil

[ 5 ] September 1, AD 2014 |

Over the summer my dear friend and roommate put together a gorgeous video about why many Catholic women are returning to the old custom of wearing a chapel veil to Mass.  I personally started wearing a veil in high school, and often thank the Lord that He lead me to do so.  I highly encourage those […]

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God Only Helps Whom?

God Only Helps Whom?

[ 2 ] August 4, AD 2014 |

Have you ever heard the story of the man who prayed that God would save him in a flood?  He stood on top of his roof, praying that God would save him.  Three different rescue teams tried, and when each asked if he was okay and offered to bring him to safety, he turned them […]

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Why Everyone Should Just “Let It Go”

Why Everyone Should Just “Let It Go”

[ 0 ] May 30, AD 2014 |

After watching Disney’s extremely popular and highly controversial Frozen for the third time last night, I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone- bloggers, movie reviewers, and Facebook moms included- needs to just “cool” down, take a step back, and examine why this movie has had so much opinionated hype swirling around it in the first […]

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Someone, Please, Like Me…

Someone, Please, Like Me…

[ 3 ] May 12, AD 2014 |

“Stockholm syndrome, individuals’ desperate attempts to become like their captors.  On a lesser scale it was why good German citizens followed Hitler, Ryan said.  Or why any person might compromise his or her convictions without realizing he or she was doing so to be accepted.  To be wanted. The world was suffering from Stockholm syndrome.” […]

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Open the Door…

Open the Door…

[ 1 ] January 14, AD 2014 |

A reflection written in the midst of my first semester of college… Flirting starts based off of an initial attraction: a girl notices a guy, likes what she sees, and starts playfully teasing him in an effort to show him she’s there and interested-  though ultimately it’s up to him to make the first move.  […]

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Opening Hands

Opening Hands

[ 2 ] October 6, AD 2013 |

Before I left for college, I wrote about how my tendency to control and plan every aspect of my life often hurt more than it helped, leaving me frustrated and stressed because I was counting on my own strength instead of God’s.  As the weeks leading up to college quickly passed, I made a daily […]

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Not Alone: “Just Friends?”

Not Alone: “Just Friends?”

[ 5 ] July 26, AD 2013 |

The dreaded phrase, “I think it would be better if we were just friends“, has been feared by teenagers for decades.  The fear that, after professing love for a girl, she’ll look at him and whip out this infamous line has kept many a boy from even suggesting that next step. Though much could be […]

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Five Books for Summer

Five Books for Summer

[ 4 ] June 27, AD 2013 |

Summer officially started last week, which means the annual sale on beach paperbacks has begun.  But since many of the quick-read bestsellers are not exactly the best “food for the soul”, I’d like to recommend these five books to all of those seeking to go a bit deeper while catching rays. Mr. Blue by Miles […]

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The Top Five Ways to -NOT- Grow in Emotional Purity

The Top Five Ways to -NOT- Grow in Emotional Purity

[ 0 ] May 2, AD 2013 |

After listening to a great talk issued by Lighthouse Catholic Media’s new young adult line, Truth be Told, I found myself greatly in need of an emotional chastity makeover.  The talk, entitled “Why Do Women Do That?” and given by Lisa Cotter, examined the way a woman’s mind works, how men should best respond, and […]

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Preparing for Our Spouse

Preparing for Our Spouse

[ 6 ] December 13, AD 2012 |

  Catholic singles, especially the ladies, have many things they do to prepare for the day they say “I do” and begin their married lives.  There’s the age-old tradition of stocking a Hope Chest, full of useful and sentimental things for a future home, or the habit of writing letters to a future husband/wife, to […]

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What Are We Holding Onto, Sam?

What Are We Holding Onto, Sam?

[ 5 ] November 15, AD 2012 |

I was inspired to re-post this article after reading Cristina Montes”s On Spe Salvi and The Lord of the Rings.  I would highly recommend that one read her article first, and then read this as a follow-up meditation. In light of the most recent presidential election, the continued shortage of jobs, money, security, and Hurricane Sandy, this country has been low […]

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Why I Wear a Purity Ring

Why I Wear a Purity Ring

[ 13 ] November 11, AD 2012 |

From the Roman collar to the brown scapular, the Church has developed a plethora of physical signs one can sport to testify to his faith or vocation.  A more recent one which- though not invented by the Church- is gaining popularity not only in various Christians circles but also in Catholic communities, is the purity […]

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Parents Militant: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Parents Militant: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

[ 1 ] September 20, AD 2012 |

The minute a child is born, his identity begins to form. As he is exposed to different things, he learns how to perceive the world. He learns what is right, what he should not do, what happiness is, and what sorrow means. He observes and then reacts. Most of all, his virgin mind absorbs the […]

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Parents Triumphant: Two Stories of Holiness

Parents Triumphant: Two Stories of Holiness

[ 4 ] July 27, AD 2012 |

Yesterday, the Church celebrated a plethora of saintly feast days. Two of those saints were Anne and Joachim, the humble parents of Christ’s Blessed Mother.  In honor of their great feast day, I would like to reflect upon the couple’s role as parents, and examine the influence of another holy couple upon a more modern-day […]

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I Dare You!

I Dare You!

[ 21 ] June 28, AD 2012 |

Talk radio can be extremely depressing these days.  It seems every other station has bad news to announce to the American people as Obama’s dangerous and outrageous presidency continues.  Yet, despite the increasing threats to democracy, the majority of Americans seem incredibly nonchalant about the downward spiral their country is quickly taking.  After listening to […]

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There’s Only One God, M’am

There’s Only One God, M’am

[ 7 ] May 31, AD 2012 |

Warning: This post contains specific quotes and plot descriptions from the movie The Avengers.  Those who have not seen the movie and still plan to may want to watch first, read later. Superheroes, villans, new gadgets, and old favorites come together in the latest record-breaking movie, The Avengers.  Marvel’s top men (and woman) are made up of unique personalities and different “talents” […]

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