Valerie Fifelski and Katie Tuttle are heroines. I know it is true because I looked up “heroine” in the online dictionary and it said: woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
Katie and Valerie do several things I admire. They are consecrated women of Regnum Christi. They run the Immaculate Conception Program for high-school girls who are considering a vocation to consecrated life. They are joyful people with an abundance of faith and humor.
And they run to promote vocations, which is what caused me to write these lines.
Yesterday, they ran the Chicago Marathon, in highly respectable times, and managed to look full of joy after 26.2 miles. They are a great example for the rest of us. Not everyone can run a marathon, but we can all do the joy part.