Author Archive: Stacy Trasancos, PhD
Stacy Trasancos is a wife and mother raising seven opinionated children with her awesome husband Jose. Although she has lived in various parts of the Northeast most of her adult life, she grew up running around barefoot in Texas, still dons her cowboy boots regularly, and cherishes her Southern accent, the gift of her big-hearted, compassionate parents.
She earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and worked as a research chemist for DuPont for five years before deciding to follow her heart and become a full-time joyful homemaker testing out new formulations in her Empire Red Kitchen Aid laboratory.
She converted to Catholicism in 2006 and, realizing she was not a perfect parent but a parent who could pray, formed an international prayer group, Parents Who Pray, with Good News Ministries of Tampa, FL.
In 2010 she began a Master's degree in Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, and started writing a column for The Catholic Free Press titled Accepting Abundance (www.acceptingabundance.com) to share the joys of conversion. She began blogging in earnest a few months later, published her conversion story at Why I'm Catholic, and loves writing so much she hopes to do more in the future, God willing. She has written for LifeNews and appeared on several pro-life radio programs, and manages and edits a web magazine for young adults, Ignitum Today (www.ignitumtoday.com).
Her motto is "Life is precious."
St. Louis-Marie de Montfort writes in his True Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nos. 106-110, that her ten principal virtues are: deep humility, lively faith, blind obedience, unceasing prayer, constant self-denial, surpassing purity, ardent love, heroic patience, angelic kindness, and heavenly wisdom. Nine of those are easy to understand as virtues, but blind obedience? ***** Hidden [...]
This is to share the intense feelings of a mother wondering if a frail little life in the womb will survive or not. Many, many women know this feeling and it’s not easy to give it words, a mixture of hope and faith, heartbreak and yearning, and no one – no one – but the mother knows exactly what [...]
I caught an image of our daughter that brought back so many perfect childhood memories. Tired from swimming in the lake all day and full of roasted hotdogs, she was floating lazily on an inner-tube with her hand held up to the sunlight. As she gazed through illuminated fingers at the clouds, she had an almost [...]
“I was a horrible mother and I knew it. I didn’t have any time to raise my little daughter, but I couldn’t even entertain the idea of giving up my career… I still remember the look of sadness on my daughter’s face as I ignored her day after day after day. I was too busy [...]
When I asked my political science and history buff, numerical mechanics expert, Special Ops retired military officer husband to recommend his favorite author so I could read it, I was asking as a wifely efforts to show love, to get to know him better. He answered, “Tom Clancy,” and handed me Debt of Honor and Executive [...]
Lessons from Childhood At night when I can’t sleep, I think about my happy childhood a lot. I grew up with animals: dogs, ducks, chickens, rabbits, goats, pigs, cows, and horses. Happy as the days were, I experienced a lot of loss and death with that many animals around. The first pet I remember was [...]
My grandmother used to bake one pecan pie a year. Using her own pecans. From her own tree. Which she guarded with her very own rifle. She said she shot any crow that messed with her precious pecans and threatened that pie. Somebody might steal a scarecrow, so she figured she could do the job [...]
“For the whole world before you is as the least grain of the balance, and as a drop of the morning dew, that falls down upon the earth.” Wisdom 11: 23 Do you ever really think about…water? The most beautiful mysteries of Creation are often the simple things we take for granted. This may be [...]