Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 am - NOON
Lakeview Resort (Click here for directions.)
Speaker: Irene Carubia
Registration is now closed - see you Saturday!
God’s faithful and enduring love is the recurrent theme that runs through Irene Carubia’s witness.
A native New Yorker, Irene was educated in Catholic schools and lived in Brooklyn as a teenager, where she met, Bob, her husband of 45 years. As urban dwellers, they felt graced with God’s love early in their marriage, and then in faith, moved from “the city” to the country and a life of chickens, goats and four wheel drive access in rural West Virginia.
As a young married woman, during the changes of Vatican II, her faith waned until the Holy Spirit re-enlivened it in a small country church in Purslgove, WV. Then Irene and her husband opened their hearts to God’s love and were abundantly blessed with seven adopted children fulfilling their desire for a large family. God’s blessings continued to follow them as they raised their children. They now have teenage grandchildren and care for Bob’s mom who lives with them.
Volunteer service has been an integral part of Irene’s life. For many years, she taught religious education at St. Mary’s in Star City, provided office service at the Good Counsel Friary and she initiated the St. Ursula Food Pantry in Pursglove and the rural Core Community Center. She is a frequent communion minister to the hospitalized, leads the Light of Life prayer group and numerous retreats, sponsors RCIA and may be most recognized as the “voice of Catholic radio” here in WV.