Grace Abruzzo


Grace was a leader in Frassati for many years and currently is involved with Frassati leadership formation and prayer ministry. For much of that time she was also Program Director of the Narnia Clubs (now known as Adeo). In 2016 her mother was struck with a “mystery illness” and Grace left NYC life to become a full-time caregiver in (not too far) upstate New York. She loves Catholicism, caffeine, chocolate, and the New York Mets. She blogs at www.guardingparadise.comView all posts by Grace →

Aidan Breen


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Alyssa Breen

alyssaAlyssa is currently a stay-at-home mom who has a PhD. (God works in mysterious ways.) She has been writing Frassati reflections for almost four years, now, and seeks to edify and build up the Frassati community with her writing. View all posts by Alyssa →

Erin Cain

13738264_10100875884143219_7072980311833458839_o3Erin is a writer, editor, cradle Catholic, and incurable daydreamer. By day she works in book publishing; by night she teaches catechism to middle schoolers, volunteers with the Sisters of Life, watches every video of the Notre Dame marching band in existence, and becomes way too invested in March Madness. She has been involved with the Frassati Fellowship since moving to NYC in 2014. She blogs at Work in ProgressView all posts by Erin →

Melissa Davies


Melissa is a wife, doggie mama, and Catholic artist striving to be a vessel for the Holy Spirit. Whether onstage or with a pen and paper, she finds deep joy and fulfillment in sharing God’s truth and beauty through singing, acting, and writing. She has performed on Broadway and in the National Tour of Les Misérables. Currently, she is pursuing a M.A. in Theology through Augustine Institute, and alongside her husband, Stephen, she leads the music ministry of Frassati Fellowship. View all posts by Melissa →

Ryan Edmundson

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Lauren Gentry

IMG_0090Lauren is a youth minister, speaker, and singer. She loves reading, inspiring conversations over coffee, the latest praise and worship jam, and dark chocolate. Lauren is originally from Nebraska and has lived in NYC since 2015. She is driven each day to seek beauty, love deeply, and bring others to Christ. Verso l’alto! View all posts by Lauren →

Mariela Gomez

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Kat Larson

katRead Kat’s blog at https://kittyinthecitydotblog.wordpress.com/. View all posts by Kat →

Andy Pasternack

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Flor De Liz Perez


Flor De Liz is a lover of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. Born in Dominican Republic and raised in Queens. She became a baptized Catholic her freshman year of college in Pennsylvania, where she studied theatre, and has been fortunate enough to make her childhood dream of working as an actress a reality for the past 12 years. Funny story, she experienced a reconversion 4 years ago while performing at the National Theatre in London. Tea and scones and awesome shows? That was expected. Falling in love with Jesus in a crazy life-changing way? That was not. Now Flor De Liz is blessed with this beautiful community of faithful Catholics in NYC as we pray, serve and grow together. View all posts by Flor De Liz →

Anna Sowa

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Marlyn Suárez

Marlyn Kitchen ThanksgivingMarlyn is an over-thinker with a passion for serving and uplifting marginalized communities. Professionally, she works in the non-profit sector as a community organizer. God made her a fiery ball of unbridled passion for justice, and she plans on using her gifts to carry out His will (even though she’s still trying to figure out what that looks like…). Her current obsessions are learning about the Holy Spirit, trying new recipes, and listening to personal finance podcasts. View all posts by Marlyn →

Catherine Wilshusen, O.P.


Catherine is a writer, editor, and musician from New York City, where she works in children’s publishing by day and performs as a clarinetist with various community orchestras, chamber ensembles, and music ministries by night. Also an avid arranger and composer, she is currently studying music composition in the evening division of The Juilliard School. Her passion is storytelling and the intersection of theology and the arts, and she has helped to organize Frassati chamber music evenings at Pauline Books & Media. She was received into the Order of Preachers as a Lay Dominican in 2017. View all posts by Catherine →

Ryan Vera, O.P.

Screen Shot 2019-12-24 at 10.44.38 AMRyan Vera is a follower of Christ, writer, occasional dog walker, and lover of books and cats. Formerly in academia, he is now letting Our Lord guide him to his next career, hopefully as a high school ELA teacher. Ryan is a co-leader of the Frassati hiking ministry. Ryan was received into the Order of Preachers as a Lay Dominican in September 2017. View all posts by Ryan →

Katie Woltornist


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