in the theology of the body, the single life, the genius of woman,
chastity formation, marriage and the Eucharist, and passing on
the faith, Katrina brings a dynamic and personal dimension to
her speaking. She was born and raised in San Diego, California,
but left the sun and beach for Steubenville, Ohio, where she earned
her BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
As a single mother, Katrina has acquired a wealth of experience
and knowledge across life's journey from marriage to single life
to raising children to romance. She is the author of Every
Woman's Journey: Answering 'Who am I' for the Feminine Heart,
The Body Reveals God: A Guided Study of John Paul II's Theology
of the Body, and When Life Doesn't Go Your Way: Hope for
Catholic Women Facing Pain and Disappointment. She is a contributing
author to Amazing Grace for Women and Freedom: 12 Lives
Transformed by Theology of the Body; and the co-editor of
Rocked by God, an inspiring collection of teen testimonies.
Katrina served as the co-host of a 13-part series for EWTN on
the theology of the body; the host of a 13-part series on the
Genius of Women for Catholic Familyland TV; and the sole presenter
of a 13-part series on theology of the body for Catholic Familyland
TV. She is a well-published freelance writer with over 50 articles
appearing in Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Parent, New Covenant
magazine, CRISIS magazine, Catholic Faith and Family, Pentecost
Today, The Catholic Home Educator, and Franciscan Way. She
has spoken in Switzerland, Austria, England, Canada, Guatemala,
and Trinidad and throughout the United States at parishes, retreat
centers, and national conferences. Katrina is the blest mother
of a young-adult son Michael, and she enjoys learning Spanish,
dancing Argentine tango, swimming, and hiking.
Katrina lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is the coordinator
of the John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and
Culture for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona (see www.tobcenter.org).
(Click here to see Bishop Thomas
Olmsted's endorsement of her work.)
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Women of the Third Millennium (WTTM) is an alliance of Christian
women dedicated to promoting the dignity, vocation, and mission
of women in the Church and society. Drawing primarily on the teachings
of the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II, WTTM seeks
to awaken in women a joyful appreciation of their gifts and charisms
and help them bring their feminine originality to every sector
of society - family, neighborhood, workplace, and parish. In discovering
their God-given dignity, vocation, and mission, it is our hope
that women will experience a new freedom to be Christ-bearers
to the world and artisans of a culture of life.
also commit ourselves to developing a "new feminism,"
as requested by Pope John Paul II, and to articulate its shared
concerns with the woman's movement of the West while clarifying
its points of departure. We affirm the equal dignity of women
and men as made in the image and likeness of God, and regard as
foundational the Genesis account of creation in which male and
female are made from one nature, embodied in two ways, for the
purpose of unity. This gift of unity, which is the goal and summit
of human life, is only made possible through a sincere gift of
self (cf. Vatican Council II).
take as our model and example of self-donating love the Holy Trinity,
where the mutual love of the Father and Son bursts forth in the
Holy Spirit. We reverence the Eucharist as the real presence of
Jesus in which we are momentarily united with the Trinity. We
look to Mary as the Spouse of the Spirit and seek to live in imitation
of her unrestricted fiat, 'Let it be done unto me according to
your word." We pledge to meditate on her life, immaculate
conception, presence at the foot of the cross, and glorious assumption
as a means of entering more deeply into the mystery of woman,
the feminine nature, and Christian discipleship.
we acknowledge the importance of strong feminine friendships and
of women meeting together regularly for fellowship, prayer, recreation,
and teaching. We seek to encourage and upbuild one another through
our words and thoughts, and to reverence our kaleidoscope of gifts.
We wish to avoid any spirit of comparison, competition, or envy
that ravages human relationships, denigrates men, or brings division.
pray that the fruits of our efforts will result in joyful, Christian
women who are secure in their identity as daughters of God, cherish
their feminine originality, and make a unique and sincere gift
of self to God and others in the Church and society. This is what
it means to be a woman of the third millennium.
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