I’m a wife of 30 years and mother of four beautiful adult children and have lived in Cincinnati, OH my entire life. My faith and prayer life have always been an integral part of who I am. Several years back I re-introduced myself to the rosary. I prayed it occasionally, but never consistently. What I realized when I prayed the rosary is that it brought me peace, direction and graces. I could never explain it, but knew how I felt in my heart and soul and the powerful impact it made on me. Over the years, I found myself praying it more and more especially when faced with life’s challenges. It was an essential “prayer tool” for me.A few years ago, I discovered SoulCore and was very excited because it combined a couple of my top passions in life; faith and fitness and it also included reflecting on the virtues of the mysteries which made it more actionable for me in my daily life. It gave me a new view of the rosary. Although it was not the right time for me to discern as a leader, the Lord planted the seed.
In 2020, our family faced some difficulties while simultaneously the Lord was tugging on me to do something more to touch others with my gifts, especially as we approached the next stage of life in becoming empty nesters. I finally said, YES, and am thrilled to begin my journey as a SoulCore Apostolate.SoulCore, in addition to many other methods of prayer in my life, moves me and keeps me centered. I feel the presence of Mary consoling, teaching and watching over me as like my own mother whose love is everlasting.SoulCore enhances my prayer journey through MIND * BODY * SOUL so beautifully and having the opportunity to lead others through the life of Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, and the fruits tied to the mysteries is a perfect way to spread the gift of the Ministry to others, increasing my faith life and a constant reminder to put the virtues into action in my daily life. It’s truly a “mini retreat” and blessing in my day and am eager to share it with others.
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