Hi, my name is Alejandra or Ale (pronounced A-leh). I am wife to an amazing man and my best friend and I am a mother to two beautiful and rambunctious boys and a sweet and precious girl. I was born in Chile, grew up in Miami, lived in Italy and am now learning to settle in Michigan, my husband's hometown.

While in Italy I completed a Masters in Theology of Evangelization from the Pontifical Lateran University and I also served on the team of the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, one of seven schools of mission run by the Emmanuel Community. I started blogging to keep in touch with family and friends.

In my spare time, I teach Theology and volunteer at our parish. I have written for Aleteia, an online magazine from everything from lifestyle to faith. I have also written for the Vatican's former Pontifical Council for the Laity-Women's Section and have been featured on Relevant Radio's Morning Air with John Harper.

This blog is a desire to share with others the messiness of marriage, motherhood, and faith. Although we live these imperfectly, the fruits that are born from our beautiful imperfection are abundant.  I struggle daily and yet with each passing day I recognize time and again that in each challenge, in each difficulty, in each new day, if I focus on what is true, good and beautiful, my imperfect life becomes a bit more perfect.

Truth, goodness, and beauty is the essence of the Creator: our one and true God through which all these virtues flow. He created us in His greatness and so we were created for greatness. Ultimately greatness is found, every day, in virtue.

Saint John Paul II said it best in one of my favorite quotes:

"It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal." 
(8/19/2000 WYD Rome)

Join me on this journey and let us meet God in our marriages, our motherhood, and our prayer lives.

Thank you for reading.