Karen Marie Knapp, RIP
Mark Shea reports Karen died last night. Karen's From the Anchor Hold was one of the first blogs I read when introduced to St. Blog's through Gerard Serafin, RIP. She had occasionally commented on my blog in the early years. Gerard and Karen were certainly major influences in the Catholic blog world, not only as early bloggers, but as constant positive forces in a sometimes cantankerous parish. They were both gentle souls, both not in great health, and both major contributors to the "St. Blog's Parish" spirit. May Karen rest in peace, and may she intercede in heaven for all us bloggers so that we may be worthy of Christ.