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St. Angela Merici
And above all, be on your guard not to want to get anything done by force, because God has given free will to everyone and wants to force no one, but only proposes, invites and counsels.

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The Two Wings of Faith and Reason


Life's tapestry

Picture the human spirit rising on the two wings of faith and reason. Flight upwards towards truth cannot succeed without these wings. What an image! We have been given a mind to reason and a spirit filled with grace to believe. One cannot exist without the other.

It is no wonder, then, why a career in engineering combines so seamlessly with a love of Church and a life centered in Christ.

So, when I was free to pursue my passions, I chose to focus on both science and Church.

All the problem solvers of the world, all the risk takers, all the logical thinkers, should be called on to make this world a better place. And they must come from all walks of life. A diverse and inclusive team will always create something amazing! My STEM books speak to that message. We need to support those building the bridges of inclusion. We need to nurture in them the courage and confidence it takes to create the path for others to follow.

My passion for the Church is centered on evangelization. I am no longer nervous about the word discipleship. In fact, discipleship, in any form, is an adventure! Our faith should never stop within us. We have a responsibility – a call, actually – to go forth. Spread the good news! Formation first. Evangelize next.

I love this time in life. How easily all the threads we weave in our life’s tapestry merge together to create the most beautiful picture! It is my prayer that each of you is strengthened, guided and taught by the Holy Spirit as you weave together your life’s tapestry.