On October 20, 2013, Regnum Christi consecrated woman Katie Tuttle
will participate in the Marathon in Columbus, Ohio, running
just over 26 miles to raise awareness, and hopefully donations,
She hopes to help support those discerning a possible
call to the priesthood and consecrated life. “And to generate
vocational awareness,” she said. “All vocational paths stem from the
one vocation to love. My hope is that we may
all accept our vocation to love by responding to God’s
voice in our hearts to follow him!”
Why run to create
“I’ve always been a runner and when I was
first consecrated I remember hoping that one day I could
participate in something like a race for vocations because I
was so excited about my own vocation,” said Katie. “Even
though I wasn’t sure if or when that would happen,
the idea stayed in the back of my mind all
Katie who now works in Oxford, Michigan, said
she was inspired by Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC, Formation Director
at Everest Academy and Everest Collegiate High School in Clarkston,
Michigan. Fr. Daniel also used running to raise funds for
vocations, participating in both the Chicago and Boston
She said she started thinking and praying about having
a similar opportunity.
“And God provided the opportunity,” she said.
is from Columbus, Ohio, and her cousin, Christopher, is studying
for the priesthood in Columbus at the Pontifical College Josephenum,
she choose to run in the Columbus Marathon.
“I’m grateful to
my family and the consecrated women in my community for
encouraging me to go for it!” she said.
|Katie Tuttle (bottom row, second from the right) with the Immaculate Conception girls and Valerie Fifelski (bottom left)|
With her run,
Katie hopes to raise funds for the Columbus seminary where
her cousin is, as well as for the Immaculate Conception
Program for which she serves as the program business manager.
Conception is a high school boarding program in Oxford, Michigan,
for girls who want to begin a process of vocational
discernment in Regnum Christi. The girls in the program live
at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center in Oxford,
and attend school at Everest Collegiate Girls’ High School in
“This is my third year working in the
program, my second since it relocated from Rhode Island to
Michigan,” said Katie. She is one of three consecrated women
dedicated full time to the program, along with Rene Blackwell
and IC program director, Valerie Fifelski.
“I feel so blessed to
be a part of this program, working with Valerie and
Rene, accompanying these young women who are so eager to
know and love Christ more,” said Katie. “I absolutely love
To donate to Katie’s cause, go to https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=1fbb7b.
will help the formation team provide that environment and personalized
formation for the young women participating in the program,” said
To find out more information or to send in
prayer requests, contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarathonforVocations.