“I wish I were a medieval mason building cathedrals. As one untimely born, however, I’m trying to build something beautiful for the kingdom with words.”
—Tyler Blanski, on his website, www.holyrenaissance.com
Tyler Blanski is the director of youth ministry at St. Jerome Catholic Parish in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Tyler describes himself as a husband, father, and a Catholic passioneer. He is a regular contributor to Crisis magazine and Catholic Exchange, and has also written at Ethika Politika, CNN, Good Morning America, Christianity Today, Relevant magazine, The Coming Home Network, Curator magazine, Aletia, The Imaginative Conservative, and Geez magazine. He occasionally blogs for The Catholic Gentleman, Huffington Post, Carrots for Michaelmas, and Monk Rock.
Tyler is the author of Mud and Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred (Fresh Air Books, 2010) and When Donkeys Talk: A Quest to Rediscover the Mystery and Wonder of Christianity (Zondervan, 2013). His new book, The Catholic Gentleman: Be a Man, Be a Saint, is scheduled to be released in 2016 by Ignatius Press. Tyler has a diverse educational background: he graduated from the Perpich Center for Arts Education in 2002, studied at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford in 2005, earned a BA in Christian studies from Hillsdale College in 2006, and earned a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary.
Tyler and his wife, Brittany, have a son, Timothy. For more information about Tyler, visit his website, holyrenaissance.com. To read about his conversion to Catholicism, see http://chnetwork.org/2015/03/catholicism-new-creation-conversion-story-tyler-blanski/.