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S2 E20 Elizabeth Tomlin

May 19, 2020

Elizabeth Tomlin is an Army wife and mother of three. She is the author of Joyful Momentum: Growing and Sustaining Vibrant Women's Groups (a Catholic Handbook). An attorney by profession, Elizabeth is General Counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. She helped to establish the Military Council of Catholic Women, which is the women's ministry of the Military Archdiocese in 2010 and continues to serve on the board of directors. Elizabeth speaks often at Catholic conferences and parish retreats across the globe. She is a regular contributor to Salute, the magazine of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, CatholicMom.com and WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. She moderates a Facebook group called Joyful Momentum, which is a community of Catholic women involved in women's ministry. Elizabeth earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 2002 from the College of William and Mary and her juris doctor from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in 2010. She lives with her husband, Gregory, and their children at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington.

St Teresa of Calcutta:

"If our work were just to wash feet and give medicine to the sick, our centers would have closed a long time ago. The most important thing in our centers is the opportunity we are offering to reach souls."

I was reading a book of her letters, and it just jumped off the page. I think the world outside of the Catholic church looks at her as a great philanthropist or "do-gooder," and3 while she physically helped many people, that was not her goal. He goal was her vocation, which was always laser focused on bringing souls to Jesus -quenching his thirst for love of souls 

This quote made me consider all things I spent my days doing and whether these things were part of my vocation. It made me think pretty decisively about what I was doing merely as a volunteerism versus my vocation.

Facebook - I have a Joyful Momentum Group, and I'm on Facebook and Instagram as my name - Elizabeth Tomlin and I blog at joyfulmomentum.org 

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