Lumen Mag_Fall Winter 2022

ALUMNI DUO CREATES ONLINE GATHERING SPACE Meet Blair ‘17 CSMA and Jordan Saiz ’15, a Catholic studies couple that shared a desire to furnish their new home in a more humane way but felt limited to the big-box stores. In order to find what they were looking for, they created a new option in the online marketplace: The Village Green. This creative couple chose the name to capture the idea of the common open space which sits at the heart of many English villages. “We see our online version as a way to get to know our neighbors and create a community around the values of home, family, and human-centered goods,” they say. Their website ( features individual artisans, tells their stories and lists them by name along with their goods. Many are mothers who wish to stay home with their families while pursuing creative work. Their shop shifts away from the minimalist aesthetic and instead

Catholic Studies alumna and freelance writer Susanna (Bolle) Parent ’13 features three fellow alumni who are bringing their God-given gifts and fine-tuned talents to the marketplace in a very Catholic Studies sort of way. And speaking of using their gifts, you can find Susanna’s other published work at ALUMNI PROFILE

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