I am a 30-something stay-at-home mom to six kiddos, 4/96 through 6/12. We recently decided to homeschool after many years in the public schools. In my "spare time," I serve as the chair for the Pastoral Council at my home parish of St. William in Round Rock and I help with our Adult Faith Formation program, from the planning committee to facilitating and mentoring incoming facilitators. I also enjoy photography as a hobby and once photographed with Ron Parks back in the day. I enjoy talking about all things Catholic and always look to infuse a little bit of humor whenever possible. You can also catch me writing at


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    Healing Services with Alan Ames from Australia

    Alan Ames

    Carver Alan Ames was born in England yet today lives in Australia. Alan was transformed from a virtual unbeliever to a powerful apostle of Christ. Alan moves under a powerful anointing, exhibiting the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the Gift of Healing. Every person will be prayed over individually. Many reported physical, emotional and spiritual cures have occurred […]

    2nd Annual Texas Women’s Retreat


    Friends, you do not want to miss the 2nd Annual Texas Women’s Retreat put on by my friends, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. This amazing order is home to the most joy-filled women who have responded to God’s call to serve as religious. The retreat is geared towards women, married or […]

    Faith-filled Events Abound in October at St. Theresa Catholic School


    Austin, Texas, October 3, 2013 – October brings many faith-filled activities to the campus of St. Theresa Catholic School commemorating religious persons whose lives are great examples of virtue, and prayer and love. The school also joins Catholic children throughout the world in a special children’s hour of prayer during this month. St. Theresa of Lisieux Feast Day […]

    Oasis Retreat: Empowered In Christ

    Oasis Retreat - October

    If you missed the chance to attend the last Oasis retreat, don’t worry! The next retreat is coming up on Saturday, October 5 at St. Louis the King Catholic Church from 7-9 p.m. The speaker will be Leticia Adams, who will share her personal story of going from a bartender to becoming a driving force […]

    OASIS Retreat for Women: You’re Invited!


    It is with excitement that we at Feminine Genius Inc. warmly invite you to the second-ever Oasis!  There is, among young women, an ever-deepening desire for Christ, for an encounter with him in silence and mystery, and we are thrilled, through Oasis, to cooperate with God’s plan for offering every young woman fullness of life […]

    MATTHEW KELLY: Passion & Purpose Live!

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    Don’t miss THIS: Passion & Purpose Live! Saturday,  July 20, 2013 – 9AM – 1:30PM at Christ the Good Shepherd   Ever wondered if God was speaking to you or it was just a voice in your head? Ever wanted a life with just a little… MORE? Are you ready to take your life – practically and spiritually – to the […]

    WORKSHOP: Preparing to Homeschool


    Are you new to homeschooling this year? Or perhaps you’ve been homeschooling but are nervous about the Middle School and High School years. Have you wondered: How do I socialize my kids? How do I homeschool with a baby or pregnant? How much time do I need to be spending “teaching” my kids? How do […]

    Relic of Patron Saint of Physicians to be Enshrined in Austin Clinic

    Austin Diocese Bishop Joe Vásquez and St. Gianna Physician Guild President Thomas McKenna conducted an enshrinement and blessing of a St. Gianna relic and portrait at The Vitae Clinic, pictured with Dr. Jeremy Kalamarides, the clinic's Medical Director.

    AUSTIN, Texas— Austin Diocese Bishop Joe Vásquez and St. Gianna Physician Guild President Thomas McKenna conducted an enshrinement and blessing of a St. Gianna relic and picture at The Vitae Clinic, an Austin-based OB/GYN practice, on April 16. St. Gianna Molla is one of the Catholic Church’s newest saints – and is the patron saint of physicians and […]

    Christ Child Society hosts 4th Annual Evening For The Ladies


    Ladies, you don’t want to miss this event! Held each May to celebrate the gift of Mary and the Christ Child, the Christ Child Society of Texas Capital Area, Inc. is holding its 4th Annual Evening For The Ladies and the theme will be “Luau.” What is the Christ Child Society? They are a group […]