Author Archives: Carol Dodd

About Carol Dodd

Carol Dodd is a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi in her studies stage of formation. She is from Dallas, Texas, where she attended The Highlands, the Regnum Christi school there, for 11 years. After graduating, she was a Regnum Christi missionary in Chicago for one year. She made her first vows on March 14, 2015 after two years of candidacy at the formation center in Rhode Island. After three years at Mater Ecclesiae College, she is now part of the new studies stage community in Madrid, where she is studying Theology at the Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso.

SMILES, BREAKFAST, AND A REND IN THE VEIL

“Suffering is the earthly aspect of that divine reality known as love.”  (Secrets of the Interior Life) Since I’ve left Milan, I’ve had difficulty explaining the Sacra Famiglia…and even here, in my attempt to order the millions of experiences I … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m just the American that dropped out of nowhere…

This summer Abraham and I became good friends. My days at the oratorio estivo, or parish summer day camp, consisted in listening to announcements in the microphone, which I didn’t understand about what game we were going to play next, … Continue reading

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Language minus words

When I was little and the electricity would go out, I remember always being amazed at how many things I couldn’t do wothout it. I would go from one thing to the next looking for something to satiate my boredom, … Continue reading

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So real it’s a dream

I just woke up from a six week long dream. Not a one of those dreams where you are asleep – one where it is more real than you could have imagined. Growing up in an Italian-American family, I’ve envisioned … Continue reading

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CONVINCED

As I sat down to order my thoughts, I started to think of what it was that I wanted these girls to come away with after listening to me for half an hour. It was my first time having such … Continue reading

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“VIVA CRISTO REY!”

There are many moments when hearing this motto gives me goosebumps. This weekend, I know it brought me to tears. But the thing is, it wasn´t only from an audible cheer. The first weekend of February I was blessed to … Continue reading

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Motivation

Our community WhatsApp chat is made of cork board. Like a digital WhatsApp chat, it keeps us up to date on practical news, like van organization to and from class and daily schedule changes, and it’s also a place to … Continue reading

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Fifteen Sisters

We finally took our family picture. So although the year is well underway, I´d like to introduce my community: also known as the Consecrated Women in the studies stage of formation. Including our three formators, we are a big happy … Continue reading

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Jesus doesn´t care

Today I was preparing a gospel reflection for my ECyD girls for this Friday. As I was looking for a picture to go on the printout of the gospel passage, I looked up “Advent” with the name of an artist … Continue reading

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One thing

I´m exhausted, but I feel energized. I´m not doing anything particularly “fun”, but I´m enjoying myself immensely. I´m not getting anything out of this on a practical level, but something is overflowing with joy inside of me. These three weeks … Continue reading

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