About The Anchoress

Elizabeth Scalia is a Benedictine Oblate and the author of several books including the award-winning Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press) and Little Sins Mean a Lot (OSV).

In addition to blogging here as “The Anchoress,” Elizabeth also serves as the Editor at Large for Word on Fire.  She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of Aleteia, and as Managing Editor of the Catholic section of Patheos.com.  She is married, and living on Long Island. She has been publicly referred to as “a glittering holy terror when annoyed.” But she’s calmed down a lot.