Welcome, ladies! We’re glad you’re here.
If you’ve been around from the days when we were a print magazine, thank you for following us on our journey. And if you’re new to Radiant, we hope you find a platform that encourages you on your path as a young Catholic woman in the 21st century.
Either way, what is Radiant all about?
Radiant, a ministry of OSV, is a platform for women in their 20s and 30s who are rooted in their identity in Christ and are striving for a vibrant life on this side of heaven. We are all called to be saints, and we are all called to give glory to God through the one, beautiful life we’ve been given. But we don’t have time to squander this gift. The time to start is now.
So what does Radiant offer? Well, if you’ve come this far, you’re probably familiar with our wide selection of articles. Written by Catholic women like you — single gals, married women, mothers, religious sisters, working women, etc. — we write about spirituality, relationships and culture, all from the perspective of young Catholic women living out the Faith in our world today.
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We’re so glad you’re along for the journey. Let’s become saints together.
Meet the Editor:
Hello, ladies! Ava, here — the editor behind Radiant magazine. Thanks for stopping by! A little bit about me: I’m a midwestern girl with a heart for supporting people’s stories. I’m also a Jane Austen enthusiast, chai tea addict, grammar activist, amateur sourdough baker and gal pal to St. Thérèse — on whose feast day I married my beloved, Dominic. Follow me on Instagram @avalalor
Cecilia Cicone works in ministry and evangelization in Delaware, where she drives a pick-up truck and drinks way too much decaf coffee. You can usually find her reading, writing, or praying in a nearby Eucharistic Adoration chapel. You can follow her on Twitter @cecsquared.
Chloe Langr is a writer, podcaster, and the author of “Created for Love: Reflections for the Catholic Bride-to-Be.” She is passionate about the feminine genius, which she explores on her podcast, “Letters to Women.” When she isn’t buried under a growing stack of books, you can find her drinking coffee, attempting to save her houseplants from impending death, and spending time with her husband, Joseph, and their daughter, Maeve.
A retired FOCUS missionary and theology teacher, Claire resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband, Andrew, and their sons, Joseph and Francis. Her favorite pastimes include a good beer, coffee shop chats, and list making. You can find her writing on her Instagram, @clairecollinswrites.
Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mother, writer and editor. She’s the author of “Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God” and co-author of “The Road to Hope: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction.” Learn more about Lindsay’s work and her speaking ministry at LindsaySchlegel.com, and connect with her on Instagram, @lindsayschlegs and @quoteme_podcast.
Maria Mellis is a high school English teacher in Clarkston, Michigan, as well as a pianist and parish music director. She has spent time living and teaching in Poland and loves to bake, to play soccer and volleyball, and to write poetry in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. She is passionate about the daily opportunity that each one of us has to encounter God in the most ordinary of moments and is continually inspired by her students, her family, and especially her husband, Austin.
Molly Farinholt is a wife, mother, and writer. She and her family recently moved from Colorado to North Carolina to serve with FOCUS. Aside from keeping up with a toddler and making their house a home, she enjoys long hikes, classic literature, Renaissance art, and afternoons spent baking.
Stacey Huneck and her husband, Phil, live in Fort Wayne, Indiana where they grew up, but they also love to leave their golden-doodle behind and explore the world. She has worked as a youth and young adult ministry coordinator at her parish since 2013 and completed her M.A. in Theology at the University of Notre Dame in 2020. She is also a team member for Springs in the Desert, an infertility ministry.
Susanna Parent is a freelance writer who begins her mornings brewing French press coffee in the home she shares with her husband and children in the Twin Cities. When the sun sets, you’ll find her with friends enjoying a glass of red wine, preferably outside underneath twinkly lights or brainstorming their family’s next new adventure. Her published work can be found at fiatandalily.blogpost.com
Carissa Pluta is a wife of a FOCUS missionary, mother of two, and a freelance writer + blogger currently living outside of Philadelphia. She has a deep desire to cultivate beauty in all that she does and can often be found listening to Paul Simon on vinyl, reading a book, and drinking copious amounts of tea. You can learn more about her on her blog at TheMythRetold.com.
Caitlin Sica lives in her beloved home state of New Hampshire and teaches Theology at Bishop Guertin High School. She received her MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and BA in English from Plymouth State University. When Caitlin’s not teaching or grading, she enjoys writing, playing the piano, frequenting local coffee shops, baking, learning to knit and spending time with her family and friends. You can read more of her writing on her blog at www.caitlinsica.com or follow her on Instagram @caitlinroseelizabeth.