Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Building Cathedrals

Dear readers ~

Welcome! We are so glad that you have found us, and we would like to give you a brief overview of who we are and what we hope that this blog will be.

We are a group of nine young, Catholic mothers who graduated from Princeton between the years of 2000 and 2003. While at Princeton, each of us found our way to the Catholic faith community, some of us near the beginning of our time at Princeton and others of us at different points along the way. While each of our stories is different, we all found the Catholic community to be a place where we could bring together our intellectual endeavors and our most deeply-held beliefs.

At Princeton, we grew in our love for Our Lord and His Church, and, in the process, we formed deep and abiding friendships with one another. Since leaving Princeton, we have come to rely upon one another for daily encouragement in our shared vocation as wives and mothers. Between the 9 of us, we have 40 children in our homes with 3 more currently on the way! And although we are spread apart geographically, we all know that support is never far away when we need it. Among us are educators, political strategists, doctors-in-training, lawyers, and counselors, so each of us brings a unique perspective to our group conversations. Through it all, our primary goal is to give glory and honor to God by raising thoughtful, loving, and vibrant families! Just as the architects of the great cathedrals built their masterpieces for an audience of One, so too do we build our families day by day, stone by stone, seeking above all to please Him.

We hope that you will join us in our journey! It is our hope that this blog will serve as a source of encouragement for all who read it, especially the mothers among us, and that we all can engage in lively conversation with each other. We will present certain topics on different days of the week to spark discussion, but we certainly do not claim to be experts or to have all of the answers. We are simply a group of moms who enjoy refining our ideas in a community of friends!

May God bless you and your families!