Celeste Behe

Celeste Behe

Celeste Behe, a.k.a. The Catholic Storyteller, is a writer, speaker, and mother to nine homeschool graduates. She is a native New Yorker who grew up telling stories to her peers from the stoop of her family's Bronx row home. A columnist for her diocesan newspaper and a popular speaker at women's conferences, Celeste strives to help people find joy and meaning in the stories of their everyday lives. She is a longtime contributor to Catholic Digest, and her writings have also appeared in many other print and web-based publications. Celeste is a humorist, Toastmaster and nostalgist who writes from her heart and talks with her hands. Find her at CelesteBehe.com.

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Giusto de’ Menabuoi (1320-1391), “The Creation of Adam”

God Created You Body and Soul, Whole and Entire

‘The human body shares in the dignity of the image of God. It is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit.’ (CCC 364)

Caravaggio (1571–1610), “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas”

For We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’” (John 20:27-29)