My name is Katie, and I live in Faubourg St. John, New Orleans. I am married to a wonderful man, have two cats, and a beautiful baby on the way due in September! My husband and I are currently business owners, but I also have a Masters in teaching, a Bachelors in English literature, a certificate in Catholic catechesis, and certificate to teach Theology of the Body at the middle school level. I’ve been a bookkeeper, tutor, business manager, teacher, camp counselor, and cook, and they were all great. But I really do love owning and operating our own business!
My Catholic faith is enormously important to me, and I try hard to live it out everyday. I’ve been a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for about 7 years now, and it is such a humbling service every time I distribute the Eucharist to someone at mass. I spent one year on the Young Adult Ministry board for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and I am currently leading the Young Adult Ministry for my home parish. I taught middle school religion for two years, and I had a lot of great experiences with my students. I love daily mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the rosary, and the Sacrament of Penance. Advent is my favorite liturgical season. I listen to EWTN all the time, especially the Son Rise Morning Show, Catholic Connection, Kresta in the Afternoon, and EWTN News Nightly. I’m a fan of all things traditional: Latin, incense, bells, liturgy. I’m 100% pro-life from natural conception to natural death and advocate for natural family planning.
I love discussing controversial subjects, like politics and religion. (For the record, I side mostly with Republicans and the Constitution Party.) I can’t stand the popular media, 24/7 mass news outlets, and cable television. I love farmer’s markets and having access to locally grown and prepared food. Cooking gorgeous meals from my cookbook collection with fresh ingredients is one of my favorite activities. I’m intermediate on the piano, but could be better if I practiced more. I’m a child of the 90’s and all the things that come with that. However, I have a romanticized nostalgia for the 1940’s to early 1960’s, and I love listening to Old Time Radio shows on Sirius XM.
I believe that any problem can be solved by putting the information into spreadsheet format. We attend all 7 days of Jazz Fest. Dust on furniture and cat litter on the floor make my blood pressure rise. I refuse to let the serial comma die. I love studying the stars and wish I could see more of them, but I live in the city. My favorite adult beverages – when I’m not pregnant, of course – are chardonnay and dirty Sapphire martinis. I am a member of the Krewe of Iris parade that rides on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. I live for the sun, summer, and salt water.