The woman at the well in John’s gospel, also known as St. Photina (photina is Greek for light), has been a source of great inspiration to us. She humbly encountered Christ, accepted Him and then bravely went back into her town to proclaim His power and glory. Outside of the Blessed Mother, she was the first female evangelist, proclaiming the identity of Jesus as Messiah and His saving power.
We believe this is our path as well. To proclaim the saving power, mercy and glory of Christ Jesus to our “town” - whether that be our family, children, spouse, coworker, neighbor or stranger. St. Photina, pray for us!
Hey friends! I'm Leah. Founder and Creator of Lux University and the Lux Network!
I truly believe you ARE a light and a leader.
I don't think for a second that God made women to be sidecar accessories - but leaders in our own right, using our feminine genius, as St. John Paul II taught us. But maybe you've doubted that, or maybe something has occurred that has tried to diminish it, either way, we are here to help you develop, believe and become the light and leader Christ Jesus is calling you to be.
I wasn't always on "the right track". You should know that. I don't hide from my past, but let it be a reflection of God's great mercy for us. I spent over a decade away from the practice of my faith, regardless of my faithful parents and good upbringing. I made some bad choices, and those choices carried a weight of shame I couldn't bear any longer - so instead of running to Jesus, I ran away. I'm sure you've read the parable of the Prodigal Son .. well, I'm his sister. I found my way back to Jesus and His unfathomable mercy on April 2, 2005 and haven't looked back since.
I earned my Masters Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute, graduating with honors. I am the author of The Other Side of Beauty and Decent Exposure, and host of the Do Something Beautiful podcast. I am an Evangelist and a Catholic speaker - that adventure began over 12 years ago.
On a more fun and personal side, I am a wife to Ricky and mama to five little wildlings all under the age of 6 years old. My current life motto is: "These are my monkeys, and this is my circus". My life is a chaotic blend of having it together and NOT having it together (not even close). For relaxing, I love to read motivational and entrepreneur books, being near large bodies of water, and enjoy a good sunset with Ricky and a glass of wine. I have a life goal of kayaking with orcas ... I'll let you know when that happens and if I survive.
I can't wait to meet and pray with you inside the Lux Catholic app!
- Leah 💕