Monday, July 12, 2004

Notre Dame University


Below is Kelly's speech that she wrote after spending a week at Notre Dame University for a leadership program.  This is only a small part of what she wanted to share.  She was sent from our church to represent the teens from our parish.  I continue learning from my children every day.   
"True courage is not the absence of fear, but the absence of self."  My name is Kelly and this past week I learned what true courage really is.  Along with 3 other teens from this church and 500 nationally, I had the privilege of attending the Life Teen Youth Leadership Conference at Notre Dame University.  We spent a week on the beautiful campus learning more about what it really means to be catholic.  By the end of the week I had so much more knowledge about our catholic faith and the desire to share it with anyone and everyone.  But most importantly,  I realized that the youth of the church is responsible for the future of the church.  With this responsibility, I encourage everyone to learn a little more about their faith.  But most of all,  embrace all of the wonderful teens of this parish because we are the future.


sasonalmah said...

That speech is very well written!  It's wonderful!


deabvt said...

Great work, Kelly!!

rha4497496 said...

You must be extremely proud that wonderful daughter of yours!  What a way with words!

fisherkristina said...

You must be so proud of your daughter! -Krissy

heartbrkmonique said...

Hey pretty cool speech, how did you get the opportunity to attend that conference? My church is a mission and i promise you no one is involved and i wanna make a difference some how. Well if you have time get back to me...thanks.