I'm a Baltimore native, a proud graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and Mount Saint Mary's University, and former VIDES-USA volunteer in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Years ago, I was also an aspirant in a Salesian religious community, leaving after six months. Four years after leaving them, I joined the Daughters of Charity but left them after five years. Returning to lay life is truly what this blog is really all about.
I love, in no particular order: serving the poor, American and Latin American history, writing (despite its occasional challenge), traveling, and reading non-fiction books.
Give me an iced coffee and a Henri Nouwen book and you'll make my day, maybe even my week.
My real passion, though, is the work I do with the families at the non-profit where I work in San Antonio.
Got questions? Don't hesitate to email me at amandita1985 [at] gmail.com.