Maria Therese Maggio

Hometown: Irving, Texas
 
Ministry at Ablaze: Intern
 
Contact: maria@ablaze.us, cell: 214-725-6729
 
Education:
  • Senior Philosophy and Theology double major at Franciscan University of Steubenville 
     
Ministry Background: I was involved in ministry somewhat in highschool, but it was more something to do than something I was driven to do. Freshman year of college, Totus Tuus came to my university to invite students to serve with them during the summer. I was actually disappointed to feel a tug to apply, but that summer I spent missionary teaching for Totus Tuus was honestly the best and most formative experience of my life. It made me more convicted I wanted to study theology, so I transferred to Franciscan where I’ve been involved in Music ministry and the Abortion Clinic Sidewalk Counseling Ministry. 
 
Passions and interests: I love anything that makes me think about meaning, depth, and beauty: books, music (I love playing instruments!), good theological or philosophical conversations, the great outdoors, laughter, and even those exciting, mind-boggling homework readings. 
 
How did you become involved with Ablaze/why are you involved? I had planned on graduating this Fall ’20 from Franciscan, but God put a little hiccup in my plans and I pushed back graduation. So I sat down to find a job in Texas, but I didn’t want just a “money maker” job. I wanted to do something that I would love doing, something I could make a difference by doing. So I searched “Catholic jobs in Texas” and discovered Ablaze. The more I got to know the organization, the more sure I was that I wanted to be involved. Ministry to youth is so very important. I can still remember the defining moments in my own youth ministry experience and can track how they’ve affected my life, and Ablaze takes this ministry seriously, creating a team and growth-centered atmosphere to continually make that ministering better and stronger. 

 

Favorite quotes and Bible Verses: 
You who suffer because you love, love all the more, for to die of Love is to live in it. ~Les Miserables, Victor Hugo 
 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, seek his will in all you do and he will show you what path to take. ~Proverbs 3:5-6 
 
If these were silent, the very stones would cry out. ~Luke 19:40 

 

Please God, I will. ~Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott


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