Well on our way to the 8K

Summertime View of the City from the Lake Front Trail

Summertime View of the City from the Lake Front Trail

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Ave Maria! Blessed Sunday…just a quick update. As flurries begin to fall out the window, prep for the Shamrock Shuffle on March 21 is going well! I’ve been blessed with some great cold weather gear, and my lake front trail runs–while chilly–have been fantastic.

Please continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Thomas Ongige, a Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Chicago, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday February 18. May he rest in peace!

Look out for more activity @NunRun…God bless and know of my constant prayers for you–with a little under $54K to raise before I can be free to say “Fiat” to Jesus, please keep me in prayer and spread the word to all who are willing to support me spiritually and financially! Don’t forget to check out www.RunForNuns.com! God bless you on this Second Sunday of Lent!

Run for Nuns!

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Ave Maria! What joy I have to share–this is really God’s generosity at full-throttle!

In January I received an email from a seminarian for the Pittsburgh Diocese named Patrick. He and his classmates, along with a Deacon and two Priests, are planning to run the Full or Relay Pittsburgh Marathon…for future nuns!! These men of God are sacrificing time, prayers and much effort to train for and fund-raise to assist myself and three other young women in paying off our debts so that we can answer Jesus’ invitation to Religious Life!

Please join me in praying for Michael A., Patrick, Deacon Tom, R.J., Michale R., Carl, William, Fr. Dennis and Fr. Mike. The Pittsburgh Marathon is on May 2! You can learn more about these generous seminarians, deacon and priests online at www.RunForNuns.com, and follow the team on Twitter @RunForNuns. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, please plan to be in the crowd to encourage them on race day. Also, please support their efforts to raise funds!! May God bless them for their generosity and great charity! Bear in mind, I have never met Patrick or his classmates–he stumbled upon the NunRun online, and offered to help. What a gift!

Announcing…

Fr. Bob, myself, Kate and Eric at a gathering for Religious Life.

Fr. Bob, myself, Kate and Eric at a gathering for Religious Life.

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Ave Maria! I am thrilled to let you know our next race will be the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 21! This 8K will hopefully beĀ  a piece of cake, and you and your intentions will be lifted up during the race.

Life has been a busy blessing! I arrived back from the March for Life Pilgrimage on Sunday January 24, filled with much hope after seeing so many young people among the record 400,000 or so people standing up for the dignity of human life. Neighborhoods like where we live – West Humboldt Park – bear the brunt of the effects of the Culture of Death…violence, teen pregnancy, poverty and drug use, abortion… just to name a few. It is so crucial that we are able to share with our neighbors in need the message of Hope and Life that is found in the person of Jesus Christ!

I ran for the *first time* on a treadmill this past weekend, and that was definitely a challenge (because you don’t really ‘go’ anywhere). I think I’ll stick with running outside, even if it is cold – the weather definitely motivates me to increase my speed!

As the days and weeks go by, I am continually delighted by God’s generosity to me, how He draws me to Himself in prayer and shows me His love in others. Truly, religious life is an honor, and I am blessed to have the support and prayers of so many men and women around the world!

Next week I have a MAJOR road race announcement, so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, know of my prayers for you. If there is ANYTHING you can do to spread the message about this campaign, and even personally invite friends and family to pray and consider giving a financial gift, that would be such a help! We have payed of $40,000 so far, and have roughly 45K left to raise, depending on if a grant comes through. Please visit Donate Today if you can make a gift right now! You can also contact me about making a gift in my name directly to the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels.

I hope you are having a beautiful 2010, and are planning to make the most of the beautiful season of Lent that is upcoming…God bless you, and know of my daily prayers for you!