A “cradle Catholic,” Marion Sarte was born and raised in California, and is now working as an occupational therapist. She has been a parishioner at her local church since childhood where she was also blessed to receive a Catholic school education. Her mother has a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary (in fact, Marion was named after her), and to this day, gathers the whole family for the weekly rosary. It is her wish that her family continues this beautiful devotion in their own personal lives and families, so Marion now incorporates the rosary in her daily routine as she goes home from work each day. Marion is also attracted to the Ignatian spirituality and strives to “find God in all things.” She enjoys serving her parish in various roles, ranging from altar server and catechist’s aide to now pianist for the Sunday Mass choir and volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry. During her free time, Marion likes reading, writing, learning new languages (currently Italian), and watching movies.

Answering the Call:marion

 I find that I express myself best through writing, and I believe in the great power of the written word – that taken to heart, it can inspire, enlighten, and perhaps most important of all, move people to act. I have great respect for the written word because it helps us remember our past, preserves our traditions that link us to our ancestors, and helps guide us today. For a long time, I was praying for an opportunity to use my writing in some way to serve God and the Church, and my prayers were finally answered when I found the St. Paul Evangelization Society.

 Favorite Verse:

 John 17:17: “Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.”

Fun Fact:

I have written poems for a community newspaper in my hometown.

Marion can be reached at msarte@spesinchrist.com.