Gretchen Siegel

Gretchen Siegel

Gretchen Siegel is a rising junior in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a summer intern with Catholic News Agency.

Articles by Gretchen Siegel

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ: a gift to his closest followers

Aug 6, 2023 / 02:00 am

In an Angelus address on March 20, 2011, Benedict XVI said the Transfiguration of Jesus prepared his apostles for the coming scandal of the cross.

Fr. Stan Fortuna to speak at Saint Joseph Summit

Aug 11, 2021 / 09:18 am

Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry recently announced that Fr. Stan Fortuna will speak at the upcoming Saint Joseph Summit 2021. 

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Aug 6, 2021 / 06:00 am

At the Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John witnessed a transformative moment that reflects the life of the Christian called to their own transfiguration. St. Matthew described in his Gospel: “And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light.” 

Thank God ahead of time: What Blessed Solanus Casey teaches about a spirituality of gratitude

Jul 30, 2021 / 15:19 pm

Blessed Solanus Casey's childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically since he was one of sixteen children. Despite these struggles, Casey’s large Irish Catholic family instilled in him a love for the Catholic faith and a devotion to the rosary.

World nurses' congress to focus on unity in mission, faith

Jul 28, 2021 / 19:01 pm

Held every four years, the upcoming World Congress of Nurses comes at a providential time for many Catholic nurses around the world whose professional skills, families and faith have been sorely tested by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

5 things you need to know about Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 28, 2021 / 06:00 am

Not much is popularly known about Blessed Stanley Rother, the small town Oklahoma native who was declared blessed in September 2017 by the Catholic Church. These are five things you need to know about this American on the path to sainthood who died 40 years ago today.

Mary Magdalene: The first witness to the Resurrection

Jul 21, 2021 / 16:48 pm

July 22nd is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene.