Maria Virginia Ross Spiritual Writer


I’m a member of the Episcopal Church with a Roman Catholic heritage. Along with generations of Maria Virginias before me, I’m named after the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Francis of Assisi is my birthday patron saint. They are the foundation of this blog — Blessed Mother Mary is my Muse and St. Francis inspires my somewhat crazy spiritual courage.

Through my study of the saints since 2012 and my recent and long spiritual journey through a confusing and difficult period of recovery, Jesus showed up. I mean, like right here, and He hasn’t left. Check out my archives and/or begin journeying along with me now as I ponder God, awakenings, saints, recipes for faithful living, angels, recovery, books, and foods.

I’m writing a book about Jesus, his mother, and the gospel saints and angels.

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 an intuitive empath, retired stay-at-home mom with a boy and a girl in college, and an adult child of an alcoholic recovering from codependency. I’m also an activist, beach meanderer, mountain hiker, hippie, 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.

Follow me on FacebookInstagram, & Twitter. Email me at maria at saintsandrecipes dot com.