Author Archives: Amelia Hoover

About Amelia Hoover

Amelia is a senior at Mater Ecclesiae College. In Summer, 2013, she renewed her promises for 3 years in preparation for her Solemn Renewal. She is from Louisiana.

Who Cares?

I believed and still believe that the most important thing to do is God’s will – what He wants in my life. I used to think, though, that it didn’t matter at all how I felt about what God asked … Continue reading

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What Redeems

A few weeks ago I on retreat, and although it was encouraged, I did not particularly feel like praying the Stations of the Cross. And then, I felt the Holy Spirit prompting me to pray them in a specific way. … Continue reading

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The “older son” in me

Something that has been getting under my skin lately is this new pope! Before, getting into why, to settle any apprehension, I love and support our Holy Father. I have some thoughts, though, on why he has caused a bit … Continue reading

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Thirst Saves

Marcus Luttrell found himself blown off the side of the cliff, shrapnel imbedded in his leg, his water canteen lost, and the Afghani desert before him.  Luttrell was alone.  His three Navy SEAL companions were nowhere to be seen. Luttrell … Continue reading

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Lent

Right now an important aspect of my life here in the studies stage at MEC in the formation center is Lent. Yes, I know, it is October, almost November. Advent is about to begin, not Lent. But, the studies stage … Continue reading

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He’ll work it out

A friendly, quick-witted, blonde curly-top named Nicole Torregrossa has been one of my best friends since we were five years old. We met at CCD and our relationship has always been within the context of our faith. In middle school … Continue reading

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Guess who learned how to drive in Chicago?

This past summer the studies stage members of the formation center were sent to different teams of consecrated women around the United States to help with their summer activities. I went to Chicago and helped with the ECYD missionary program. … Continue reading

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