catholic women

She Must Be Valiant

She Must Be Valiant

I was blessed to have two extraordinary grandmothers.  One, 4 foot 8, fiery, optimistic and full of faith, she immigrated from Columbia to New Orleans with 3 young children at the age of 25.  The other had 10 children by the age of 30, yet somehow managed to become a successful lobbyist in Washington, DC, and a great political leader in Louisiana, running several campaigns, becoming President of the New Orleans school board, and eventually earning an honorary Doctorate from Loyola University (alongside Harry Connick Jr. I might add).  Both of my grandmothers were always hard-working, charitable, sunny and bright (despite life's hardships), and especially valiant.

We Were Born to Love

We Were Born to Love

"To feel completely fulfilled, a woman must bring life into the world.  The Lord has put into her heart, mind and body the life of humanity.”  -Mother Elvira Petrozzi.  These words go even beyond physical motherhood.  Where do we women discover the fullness of joy we desperately seek?