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.

5 comments:

sasonalmah said...

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

Tracy
http://journals.aol.com/sasonalmah/ARoseByAnyOtherName/

deabvt said...

Great work, Kelly!!
V

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
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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.
Monique