Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meet Geraldine: mama to many, Catholic

How long have you been a practicing Catholic?
Since birth. I won't reveal the exact amount of years, since I am ancient and prefer to shroud my age in mystery.
Care to share your conversion, reversion story?
I went on a great pilgrimage to Medjugorje.
How does your faith inform your day-to-day life?
It is the standard by which I measure all my actions and decisions.
What is your greatest challenge in practicing your faith?
My human weakness
favorite Bible verse?
But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Mt 6:33
favorite Spiritual writing (besides Bible) quotation?
"Be not afraid" - Crossing the Threshold of Hope, John Paul II
favorite saint and why?
St. Gerard Majella, my patron saint. He was humble, dedicated, patient, and loved God above all else. Once, when an important key was dropped into a deep well, St. Gerard tied a statue of baby Jesus to a rope and lowered it down into the well. When he pulled the statue back up, the key was in Jesus' hand.
What is your ministry in the church?
Lay person. Occasional catechism teacher.
education and job
Education - B.A. in English; M.A. in Theology; Job - Mom
Favorite movie - The Sound of Music
Favorite book - the Bible
Favorite music - Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Journey, Lea Salonga, Luciano Pavarotti, and Bruno Mars
hobby - Playing piano, reading biographies
what is 'cool'/interesting about you? I have 8 kids.
Thanks for sharing, Geraldine!
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  1. That was fun!I haven't made a comment in months but I'm still out here visiting you now and again, learning more about what Catholics believe.In ways some times so different than My own protestant beliefs and other times no difference at all.I hope so much that others can see that also.I believe We can all be standing together praising Him in the gates of His throne room some day when we all get to heaven.So many thousands of others,Catholics and Protestants disagree with Me.

    1. I hope you are right...none of us merit Heaven...God's grace is all we have (as a Catholic- a great conduit of God's grace is our sacraments)

  2. Interesting! I like reading Q&As. It was fun reading your article. My favorite part is about your favorite saint. It's amazing how God make such incredible wonders. :)

  3. Moms of many rock!!!! Love to read you though I may not comment often. Women such as yourself are an inspiration and affirmation of what Catholic motherhood should be and often is not. Keep it up!

    1. Geraldine is an amazing woman- but a private one- she is even cooler than she lets on ;)

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  5. Interesting! I like reading these types of questionnaires too--makes us all think, as to what our own answers would be. Thanks for posting it!

  6. I like this one as well. When I read the question "Favorite Bible Verse?" I panicked for a moment. Do I have one? I would be such a sorry Christian if I didn't and then I remembered. I do. "Come. He said." Mt 14:29 Long story behind it. But it carries me through it all.


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