My name is Philip Kosloski and I am a writer, author and creator. I connect Christians to the past through traditional devotions and engaging stories so they can live with a deeper sense of purpose in the modern world.
This is my personal blog, where I invite you to explore with me the great treasury of Christian wisdom over the past 2,000 years. Together we will learn from the examples of those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and who teach us today to “stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter” (2 Thessalonians 2:15).
Below are the following topics that I cover on my blog:
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In 2009 I graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Catholic Studies and in 2013 I completed my Master of Arts degree in Theology with the Augustine Institute.
During that same year I started my first blog, Into the West, where I explored the Christian symbolism embedded in J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythical realm of The Lord of the Rings. This first blog of mine was where I discovered my passion for writing and renewed my love for stories that inspire and challenge us to live beyond ourselves.
Then in 2014 I set out to discover an amazing and almost forgotten story from Saint John Paul II’s life. It showed me first hand how history can change a person and how it is worth preserving for future generations. I compiled my findings in a book entitled, In the Footsteps of a Saint: John Paul II’s Visit to Wisconsin.
In learning more about Saint John Paul II, I was fascinated by his prayer life and sought to dig deeper into the battlefield of the heart. It was at this point that I changed the focus of my blog to equipping others for spiritual warfare and had as a tagline Put on the Armor of God. It was a fruitful experience and confirmed the reality that the rich spiritual traditions of the past are as relevant as ever.
Near the end of 2015, feeling God’s call to broaden my focus, I began to explore prayer in more general terms, helping others overcome practical obstacles to prayer. My intention was to examine what several different holy men and women have taught us over the centuries regarding the spiritual life and to make it accessible in the modern world.
At this point I began blogging for the National Catholic Register, which I continued to do until the end of 2016.
It was also in 2016 when I started writing for Aleteia, and to this day I continue to write for Aleteia as spirituality writer. Not surprisingly, I write almost exclusively on topics of “Catholic Heritage,” exploring the depths of Catholic traditions and discovering how they can impact our lives today.
All of these experiences have led me to further explore the impact of inspiring stories from the past and in 2017 I started writing historical-fiction, starting first with a comic book based on the extraordinary lives of Irish monks who lived over 1,000 years ago. The result (still in progress) was The Last Monks of Skellig Michael with many more stories to be told.
It has been a long journey, one which I invite you to join me. Let us journey backwards so that we can move forward. My ultimate hope is that together we can learn from the past to know how to live today in the modern world.
Let us strive to live a legendary life, one that is rooted in the past that propels us forward with renewed meaning and purpose.
How to contact me
e-mail: pakosloski (at) icloud.com
My most popular posts
If you don’t know where to start, start here with some of my most popular content.
- How Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages and nearly lost everything
- This is what Polish knights did before charging into battle
- 3 Reasons Why John Paul II is Called “the Great”
- What do Mother Teresa, Fulton Sheen, and J.R.R. Tolkien all have in common?
- Why Modern Man Listens More Willingly to Witnesses Than to Teachers
- 3 Ways to Distinguish Between God’s Voice and Satan’s Voice
- 5 Facts You Need to Know About Your Guardian Angel
- A Beginner’s Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the Hours
- Why Satan Hates the Brown Scapular
- The beauty of a forgotten Advent tradition: the “Rorate Mass”
- Why We Need Rose Vestments
Where my work has been featured
Over the years my work has been featured in various places, such as The National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Herald and The Huffington Post. I have also been featured on various radio shows on Iowa Catholic Radio and EWTN Radio Network.
Disclaimer – Postings on this space belong to Philip Kosloski and only contain my personal positions, strategies and opinions. It is not endorsed by Aleteia, National Catholic Register or the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network nor does it constitute any official communication of these organizations.