Anna Bradley

Anna Bradley
Anna was born and raised in South Bend and received her B.A. in Anthropology and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. She joined the McGrath Institute in September 2019 as the Publicity Specialist, where her primary areas of responsibility include social media management and the development of key relationships with on- and off-campus partners.

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Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: The Log Chapel

Posted by Anna Bradley on Sep 29, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Built in 1831 as the headquarters for French missionaries working in northern Indiana, the Log Chapel was the first building on what is now Notre Dame’s campus. Fr. Sorin received the Log Chapel, along with the rest of the campus property, when he arrived in 1842. This one-room cabin with an attic served all of Notre Dame’s needs during its first year.

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Topics: liturgy, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, sacraments, downloadable resources

Make a Pilgrimage at Our Lady's University

Posted by Anna Bradley on Sep 8, 2020 7:02:00 AM

The campus at the University of Notre Dame is often regarded as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S., and for good reason. The grounds crew maintains painstaking attention to detail during every season, ensuring the lawns are neatly manicured, flowers are perpetually in bloom during the warmer months, and Notre Dame is presenting its best self to any visitors. 

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Topics: prayer, faith, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, downloadable resources

The Spiritual Benefits of Fasting Year-Round

Posted by Anna Bradley on May 11, 2020 4:13:57 PM

I started daily 16-hour fasts in July of 2019 after researching the benefits of intermittent fasting. When I was presented with a concrete plan for turning fasting into a more intentional spiritual practice, I discovered something much more rewarding than physical discipline.

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Topics: Easter, fasting, Feasts, Pope Francis, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, intermittent fasting

Evangelization through Social Media

Posted by Anna Bradley on Feb 18, 2020 2:39:07 PM

Social media (and its potential vices) has been widely discussed since its inception. The conversation has become particularly fractured in the Catholic community—whether or not Catholics ought to take an active role in shaping our online culture is taken up in countless articles, op-eds, and debates. With Lent just around the corner, many people are considering fasting from social media, but it’s worth considering the potential gifts it has to offer the Church as well.

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Topics: communication, evangelization, social media

And the Nominees Are . . . Ford v Ferrari

Posted by Anna Bradley on Feb 5, 2020 3:46:42 PM

Editorial Note: This review contains spoilers.

Never having been one to buy into the hype of successful car-racing movies like The Fast and Furious franchise, I had serious doubts about Ford v Ferrari. If this movie was anything like others in the genre, with gratuitous fiery explosions and endless action scenes to compensate for a lackluster plot-line, my $13 would be better spent seeing Little Women for the third time.

Ford v Ferrari does include several fiery explosions. And much of the action-packed movie takes place at the Le Mans race track. But director James Mangold’s captivating retelling of this particular historical event held me in rapt attention for the full 2 hours and 32 minutes.

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Topics: Academy Awards, Best Picture nominees, Oscars, vocation, Ford v Ferrari

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