November 17

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Mia Lato ’25, Serra Club Essay Winner

By Leah Folk

November 17, 2022


Mia Lato ’25

During the fall semester, sophomores in Mrs. Stinehart’s Scriptures class are invited to participate in the Serra Club of St. Louis’ annual Vocation Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “How can you bring others closer to God and the Eucharist like Blessed Carlo Acutis did?” As part of Mrs. Stinehart’s class, the students read and discussed the short life of Blessed Carlo Acutis and the girls each wrote a 150 – 300 word essay to be submitted. Students from all over St. Louis also participated and sent in essays about Blessed Carlo Acutis, and we are thrilled to share that Mia Lato ’25 was selected as the second place winner for this year!

In her essay, Mia wrote, “Trying to be Carlo is just impossible, but following his example and teaching others about God in a completely new way than what we are used to, is totally different in a good way without trying to be exactly like him. Bringing others together, sharing thoughts and ideas about Christ and giving valuable advice to someone who is confused or is losing faith is a way I can follow in Carlo’s footsteps.”

Congratulations to Mia!

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