Blessings in Christ!
My name is Kristine Joy Sellona and I am a science teacher at Mater Dei Catholic High School. One of the reasons I love teaching is that I have the opportunity to shed light on the harmony of science and religion. In the book Faith, Science, & Reason by Christopher T. Baglow, Rabbi Johnathan Sacks made a connection that helped bring more meaning to my vocation as a teacher: “Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean.”
I am grateful that my journey as a Mission Leader for the summer of 2023 has already begun. When I was in high school, I had a desire to do missionary work and this desire was a little flame within my soul. I went through both my undergraduate and master’s programs evangelizing primarily to the people in my communities. Then, after six years of school, I returned home to San Diego. Now that I am home, the desire to do missionary work planted within me from so long ago is no longer dormant – my heart no longer feels a tiny flickering flame, but a burning, passionate, and consuming fire. I am ready to erupt with the love of God and I cannot wait to go out and share all that Christ has done in me!
Favorite Saint: Saint Gemma Galgani
Favorite Scripture Verse: John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Favorite Saint Quote: “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever lacks God, lacks nothing. God alone suffices.” –Saint Teresa of Avila