Sisters Speak in the #BISsisterhood

Let’s get to know each other a bit more, as sisters in Christ.

Feel free to share your answers to these questions in on our Instagram post and/or your own Instagram post, tagging #BISsisterhood.

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, an aunt to five beautiful humans, and a full time youth minister in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is passionate about winning the hearts of young people for Jesus through discipleship. Be sure to ask her about the time she met Pope Francis.

What is your favorite religious text or book?

He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Ciszek, the spiritual memoir of a priest who was imprisoned for 23 years in a Soviet work camp.

Do you have a special Saint that you feel a strong connection to? How so?

Every year I adopt a patron saint to accompany me, thanks to Jennifer Fulwiler’s Saint’s Name Generator. I spend the year asking for my saint’s intercession and reading about their life, sometimes in their own words. St. Maximilian Kolbe was a humble (and humbling!) witness of love, patience and forgiveness, ultimately volunteering to die in the place of another inmate at Auschwitz. I now consider him to be my heavenly go-to-guy.

Which virtue do you find yourself working on the most throughout your day?

Charity. Along with a patron saint, I also ask God for a word to serve as my theme for the year. 2016 is the year of Love and I’m (slowly) coming to understand that it all boils down to charity. At that heart of all of my sins or struggles is a need for sincere love: of others, myself and Him.

What keeps you Catholic?

The Eucharist.

Do you have a motto / quote / saying you live by?

Currently favoring, “Pray, hope and don’t worry.” (Padre Pio)

What do you find yourself continually praying for?

I’d like to say my family or ministry, a particular virtue or something valiant like world peace, but honestly? My husband, wherever he is!

How does Christ call you to serve – is it prayer/contemplation/acts of service, etc.?

My daily prayer. Everything flows from that.

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  • Reply
    Jana Lemoine
    September 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I lost my Mother in August of 2013, I thought the world had stopped. I pray every night she calls me home. My siblings, neieces and nephews have all disowned me. I’m all alone now. Know reason to live. I would really liked to go to the retreat to receive and let go of my pain I still have in my heart. I have no reason to live for anymore.

    • Reply
      September 8, 2016 at 2:32 am

      Oh, Jana, I am so sorry. You have a lot of reasons to live for, you’re writing this on this website so you know the biggest one of all, Jesus. I’m sure it breaks your mother’s heart to see you suffer this much in her temporary absence (cling onto the promise of eternal life, know that you’ll be reunited with her). You’re never truly alone, believe me. Retreats are good because you are in a safe space with loving people but the only one who can truly heal your heart is there if you call on His name, and is there in the tabernacle of your church every day. I hope whatever is stopping you from going to the retreat is solved and you can make it, but most of all I pray that you find true peace that doesn’t need special times to make you feel worth living. Never forget that God didn’t need you, He made you because he wanted you. You are so loved. I know it’s easy to see this as just the nice words of a stranger and not let them leave a mark on our heart because we don’t feel worthy of them, but they remain true however you feel and I pray that you will heal and will know that they are.

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