Author Archives: Emily Roman

About Emily Roman

Emily Roman is from North Carolina and was consecrated in 2007 after completing her senior year at Immaculate Conception Academy in Rhode Island. Following her consecration, Emily began her studies at Mater Ecclesiae College and graduated this past June from the newly accredited college. During her years at the college, Emily worked on a road team to Vermont and as the director of the college choir which performed in many places across the northeastern United States. Emily has also worked on the past three CD’s that the consecrated women have recorded, including their latest album which is soon to be released! She has recently moved to Chicago to work in youth programs and with Challenge clubs.

Chicago Mercy Missions: Day Three

Holy Saturday is always a strange sort of day. Christ isn’t in the Blessed Sacrament in any church, and you’re still mourning his death. But you know the end of the story. It’s hard to imagine what it must have … Continue reading

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Chicago Mercy Missions: Day Two

Good Friday was a long day for the missionaries, but one filled with many graces. We walked alongside Christ at a living stations of the cross through Little Mexico, involved St. Bart’s teens in our door-to-door mission efforts, served the … Continue reading

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Chicago Mercy Missions: Day One

At my parish, St. Bartholomew (1 of 6 parish bases for our Chicago Mercy Missions), we have quite the hodgepodge of missionaries. High school and college girls from Kansas, Colorado, Washington DC, and Chicago along with consecrated women who are … Continue reading

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The Missions Buzz

The house of the consecrated women in Chicago has been abuzz with mission excitement for days. And now it’s here. The holiest week of the year has come to our city and we have well over 100 missionaries ready to … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Track Meet

I took the blocks for the half-mile. The shot was fired and I was off. I’m a sprinter out to beat my best time and finish strong. But just as I rounded my first curve I hit something, hard. I … Continue reading

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Winter or spring?

I heard a priest the other day say that we are experiencing a winter time in the Church. He cited low Mass attendance, few vocations, confusion on important doctrine and a lack of prophetic witnesses as signs of this winter. … Continue reading

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“I’m not a baby anymore!” Middle school girls in a nutshell

“I’m not a baby anymore!” Meet Jenny. She’s an eighth grader whose parents have just given her a curfew of 10pm for tonight’s plan with her friends. Jenny is 5’ 6”, a tall drink of water for her age, and … Continue reading

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ID, please

There are some things you can’t google. There are questions that you can’t answer by plugging them into a search engine. I remember when Ask Jeeves was first up and running, and I “asked”, “What’s the meaning of life?” The … Continue reading

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When being idealistic isn’t bad

Picking up where we left off with Taylor Swift, I want to continue this series on adolescent psychology by talking more about the idealism of an adolescent. I’ll never forget one class I had with Elena Orozco. Elena is a … Continue reading

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“Listening” to Taylor Swift

This summer I was introduced to the famous Taylor Swift by our ECYD mission corps volunteers-well, they introduced me to her music, I should say. Up until then, I knew the name, but I never had any interest in listening … Continue reading

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