My challenge for ya :)

After talking with some Catholics today about faith in the workplace, I realized how strange and uncomfortable it can be for some people to talk about their faith with coworkers. Are you in that situation? Do you feel that you should share your faith?

Talking about my faith in the workplace is pretty easy because I work for a Catholic company where we get to pray and talk about faith all day long 🙂

However, even though it may be easier for me to talk about my faith at work, I want to challenge you to bring faith into your workplace. We need MORE faith in the workplace not less.

I don’t mean having awkward conversations about faith that come out of nowhere or being pushy, but rather be loving and joyful, and learn to actively listen to your coworkers and work in comments that are meant to get them thinking deeper about life.

You will know when to take the conversation deeper, and if not ask those around you who share your faith or send me a message!

As one writer put it, “Putting God first and blending your faith with every aspect of your life will promote balance and peace, and help you forge a deeper relationship with God. Of course, this is a challenge that takes time and effort.”

So the conversation may not happen tomorrow or this week or it may happen first thing tomorrow morning, that i cannot tell you. But I do know that sharing your faith with others will grow your faith and help better the world around you.

Show others your joy, genuineness, and caring personality and they will understand what being Catholic means.

And now I will leave you with some advice from Mother Teresa, ““Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Buona notte!

Kelly

Roma in a week!

Little over a month ago, I was given the tremendous opportunity to accompany the American Chesterton Society and Chesterton Academy students on their March 2013 pilgrimage to Rome. Thankfully I had a passport, otherwise I may not have been able to take an international trip on this short of notice 🙂

Time has flown by, as I’m sure you all can relate to, so now in just one week I will be traveling to Italy! The pilgrimage is going to follow G.K. Chesterton’s footsteps through Rome! During the trip, we will visit the four major Basilicas, the Catacombs, the Roman Forum, and the Coliseum. We’ll take a day trip to Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare, and we’ll attend daily Mass at the Lenten station churches, a tradition going back at least 15 centuries (more information at: http://www.pnac.org/station-churches/the-roman-station-liturgy/).

Also in addition to the site-seeing (which I will provide pictures of), we will be hearing daily reflections on topics from, “Chesterton and the Papacy” to “Chesterton and Our Lady”. To top it off, we’ll enjoy a one-day international Chesterton Conference with speakers from all over the world.

For me I can’t wait to hear all of the talks, see the beautiful churches, chapels, landscapes, etc., and to pray in all of these splendid places. Eight years ago, my parents gave me a gift of a trip to Rome. I saw all of these sights then, so now I’m ready to go back and just soak in the physical and spiritual beauty of it all.

If you’re reading this, please pray for our safe travels and safety in Italy, as well as continued prayers for our Cardinals and future Vicar of Christ.

Be assured that I will be praying for you all over in Italy.

Until Next Time,

Kelly