August 20, 2016

VOX CLAMANTIS IN RIO:

Runner who helped competitor says she's fueled by faith (Kevin J. Jones, August 19, 2016, CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy in her sport.

Abbey D'Agostino, who was raised in a Catholic family, spoke to Julia Hanlon's "Running On Om" podcast, published November 18, 2015. She discussed her fears and anxieties about running, her injuries, and her prayer life.

"I ended up just accepting Jesus and recognizing what that meant in my life," she told Hanlon. "I felt the peace that comes with acknowledging that I'm not going to run this race with my own strength. And I think that acknowledging those fears before God is what allowed me to feel that peace and I was drawn to it and I wanted to know a God who would work that way in my life."

"That's when I started to rekindle more the sheer joy of the sport," said D'Agostino, who is now 24.

Posted by at August 20, 2016 7:36 AM

  

« IT WAS NOT A SYSTEM DESIGNED TO CREATE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: | Main | BUT NOW THEY AREN'T SPECIAL ANYMORE...: »