On Monday, October 2, Kathleen (Kitty) Wach ’82, mother of Grace (’18) and Fiona (’16) Ellsworth, spoke at the monthly Parents’ Association (GVPA) meeting about “Raising Young Women in the Church: What They (and We) Need to Live Out Our Faith Positively.”
Kitty was honored this spring with the Georgetown Visitation St. Jane de Chantal Service Award for her service to others. She currently works as the Pro Bono Counsel for Miller & Chevalier. Under her leadership, the firm has become a leader in the DC Bar for its pro bono commitment.
In her talk, Kitty drew parallels from her family’s cultural heritage and Catholic identity to how she speaks about faith and her relationship with the Church. Kitty shared insights she and her husband, Peter, gleaned from raising their five children – each of whom forged their own faith identity, but together celebrate their shared heritage.
Following Kitty’s presentation, attendees shared their own perspectives on topics such as: how we invite our families to actively live out their faith, the importance of praying for our children, and resources to develop our own spirituality. As Kitty reminded those gathered, “the story is not yet written” – parents and children continuously define, develop and embrace their faith. Each attendee received a copy of the newly published Sacred Heart of Jesus devotional booklet courtesy of the Salesian Center. For a copy of the devotional or of Kitty’s slides, please contact Margaret Farrell.
The GVPA supports and sponsors many faith formation events throughout the year, including Sr. Mary Berchmans '48 & '50 and Sr. Loretta Fahey’s monthly Salesian Friends Group, First Friday Adoration, Mother Daughter Living Rosary, and Lenten Soup and Stations.