Maria Virginia Ross Spiritual Writer


Along with generations of Maria Virginia’s before me, I’m named after the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Francis of Assisi is my birthday patron saint. Through my study of the saints since 2012 and my recent and long spiritual journey through a confusing and difficult period of recovery (which continues without confusion), I found Jesus, in no uncertain terms. Check out my archives and/or begin journeying along with me now as I ponder God, saints, recipes for faithful living, angels, recovery, food, and books.

I attend Church of the Servant Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC, where I serve on the Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence Team. I also serve on the Blessed Bakers Team taking turns baking the Communion Bread and baking cookies for community youth programs.

I’m a retired stay-at-home mom with a boy in college and a girl almost in college, an adult child of an alcoholic recovering from codependency, an amateur photographer, beach meanderer, and mountain hiker. I’m also a hippie, intuitive empath, Whovian, and creator of the Bohemian Writers Coffee Club where craft comes first, unless we’re drinking coffee and discussing craft, then drinking coffee and discussing craft comes first. Join us on Facebook.

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