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I was born and raised in north Antrim Ireland. I lived by the coast in a place called Glenariffe. My childhood and teen years would have been in the 70s and 80s. Although there was a lot on the news regarding the 'troubles' in the north, for the most part, my friends and I were insulated from it. We lived in a Catholic community, and the parishes surrounding us were also Catholic. Practically every family in the parish attended mass. We said the rosary every night kneeling around the suite of furniture something I disliked, but now I am very much grateful for. Something happened from 1940 onwards people were not catechised properly and now the faith is treated with ridicule and scorn, even more so in the south of Ireland.
How quickly the people turned their back on the faith is astonishing. Catholics here endured hundreds of years of persecution and still maintained the faith, how many Catholic martyrs have come from Ireland? When Protestantism was spreading like wildfire across Western Europe, Ireland held steadfast to the faith. When Cromwell and his men tried by force to convert the Irish people we did not succumb to their methods. During the great starvation, when they took the food and evicted the people, the British set up soup kitchens. All you had to do to receive your bowl of soup was recant your Catholic faith. The majority went without the soup, and as a result, many of them died
Founder & CEO
By the grace of God I am here. I hail from the beautiful Southern California, USA. I am an artist, a mother of 7 (plus I was blessed to raise several more), a conservative Catholic though I took the scenic route, and a survivor. No, a Warrior!
I am ever ready to do battle with whatever evil presents itself, for God, for Christ, for Mary, for my friends and family and for the sake of being here. All by the Grace of God. I am blessed beyond imagination.
I am grateful to those who have been on this journey with me no matter what their role was, I am thankful that I have come out the other side. I revel in the beauty of this world and hope that I can contribute to that, but now I'm focused on becoming the saint I am called to be and I want to bring as many along with me as possible.
God bless each of you as I offer up my prayers 🙏 for those who are most in need, those who have gone before us and all soul's in purgatory.
After raising her family, Christina completed a Bachelor Behavioural Studies, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Literature, followed by post graduate studies in ageing, pastoral care, grief and loss. Christina has had a love of writing since early childhood and professional experience in business communications.
Christina is a proponent of the importance of attending to spiritual needs through forgiveness and reconciliation with God and others, and the significant role that spirituality plays in overall health and wellbeing. This is Christina’s first foray into public writing. She lives in Australia with her husband, three children and two grandchildren. Christina heads up our Rosary Warriors Videos and much more.
After raising her family, Christina completed a Bachelor Behavioral Studies, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Literature, followed by post graduate studies in ageing, pastoral care, grief and loss. Christina has had a love of writing since early childhood and professional experience in business communications.
Bill is the Founder of Patchwork Heart Ministry, a non-profit [501(c)3] Catholic Youth, and Young Adult ministry. He inspires, engages, and challenges young people to live their faith boldly by example, through storytelling and media initiatives. He is passionate about sewing hope into broken hearts, and his story has been featured on an episode of Shalom World TV’s Triumph and several media programs.
Bill has nearly a decade of ministry experience. In addition to founding Patchwork Heart Ministry in the spring of 2012, Bill served as the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva, WI directing nine area-wide Confirmation Retreats, initiated an annual parish trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference which achieved a 400% year-over-year attendance increase; and authored, produced and directed “Contemporary Living Stations of the Cross ”an annual Lenten stage drama during his seven year tenure. He was a member of the Conventual Franciscan resident-discernment volunteer program from February 2011 until April 2012 at Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
He is the author of four works including Hearts Burning Within Us: Answers to Burning Questions From Catholic College Students. He and his wife Agnes live with their son Elvin Francisco in Milwaukee, WI. Bill is our Video Editor and Podcast Interviewer.
Faithful Catholic parish priest ordained September 10, 1988, serving throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as associate pastor, counselor and spiritual director. Fr. Atchley retired in January 2021 and now resides in Nashville, TN. He is a prolific writer for CatholicismRocks and host of 'Ask Father Atchley' here on our website.
Fr. Atchley holds three Master degrees in Arts (Thomistic Philosophy/Epistemology), Religion and Divinity, as well as Teaching Credential from Cal State University.