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Amy Reed

Amy Reed is a Marketing Associate at RENEW International She is a twice graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Marketing and an MBA in Nonprofit Administration.

 

I stayed up way past my bedtime Saturday night watching Lone Survivor. Then I was up for hours with a teething infant. After hearing about the shootings in Oregon on Friday and then watching this true story of a Navy Seal team, I was so grateful to be able to be up with my baby. […]

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On my way to work a few weeks ago, I passed a house with four blow-up Christmas characters in its front lawn. Not so strange, you say, it is December. However, these are not your average lawn decorations—this Santa, snowman, reindeer, and Christmas tree all tower over the house they are in front of. They […]

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We just took our first family vacation.—like baby-on-the-plane, stay-in-a-hotel, big-deal vacation. With the awesome sleeper than my son is (not), I was super nervous. I packed a suitcase of just his toys and books to give him all the comforts of home. A few weeks before we left, I did my due diligence for the […]

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My son was baptized on Pentecost. Celebrating his first sacrament, and joining all Catholics around the world celebrating the birth of the Church on the same day was an amazing experience. I’d love to take credit for some ingenious planning, but it was the Holy Spirit at work. Two dates in May were available, and […]

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Newborns sleep approximately 16 hours a day. That’s what all the books say. I own nothing short of a dozen books on newborn care. Reading all these books when I was pregnant gave me a false sense of what life with a newborn would be like. With all that sleep, I would never fall behind […]

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Like many Catholics, I have always revered Mary. Her “yes” to becoming the mother of Jesus inspires us to listen and respond to God’s call. Her prayerful life is a model for us to follow.   To me, Mary was an ideal, an icon. While I had always honored and admired her, I never really […]

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We at RENEW recently celebrated Dominican Sister Marenid Fabre’s Jubilee in honor of her 25 years of religious life. Sister Marenid worked as a missionary in the Caribbean islands and Colombia before her calling brought her to RENEW. Now she trains lay leaders as they foster small communities of faith within parishes using ¿Por qué […]

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“Let nothing and no one take away your peace; do not be ashamed of the Lord.” — Pope Benedict XVI to the young people gathered in Spain on August 16 With around two million participants last month, the World Youth Day held in Madrid ranks as the third most attended. In a world where so […]

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San Felipe Apostle Parish in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently started its second year of ¿Por qué ser católico? (Why Catholic? in Spanish) The process began last year with 30 people attending workshops. By the end of that first year, 250 people participated, prayed, and shared their faith. There are now 21 small […]

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