Erika Maurer

Episode 49

6 JAN 2020

A cradle Catholic, she played soccer all throughout high school and college, attending Catholic schools and even getting her degree in Theology. She is the creator of the Sportsmanship and Spirit Ministry for Seton High School, an all-girls, Catholic, college-preparatory school in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also talks during this interview about a group she is active with in her parish and also gives news about her family.

Guest quotes:

“Depending on the season I can work with up to three, or three to five teams at a time… So, basketball, I meet with them… right before practice for 30 minutes and we do a short faith-building.”

“I plan to be at all the home sporting events that Seton has for the week, as well as once a month we try to plan an event where all of the athletes from each team can come and just kind of get to know each other and grow in their faith together.”

“Faith-building is truly where I kind of try to bring concepts of faith to the girls lifes in a way that they can understand.”

“Through Christ we are proved and… when we play for His glory, we don’t have to wear that weight anymore.”

“I’m in prayer constantly for these girls and each week the Spirit just reveals to me what they’re going through… I’ve tried to plan it but honestly I find that it’s most impactful when I just let God be God and use me to reach the girls how He wants.”

“I don’t want to just be someone that shows up and the girls think that they need me to grow in their faith.  I want them to then walk away taking ownership of their Catholic faith for the rest of their life.”

“I really, really wanted God to love me and I thought that that really depended on me being perfect.”

“Jesus died for my sins.  He didn’t die so that I had to be perfect, He died because I was imperfect.”

“I couldn’t keep my mouth shut about what God had done for me.  He just, it changed everything.”

Related link:

Seton High School

(This episode contains a prayer by Gregg Easterbrook from the and column “Monday Morning Quarterback,” as seen in Play Like A Champion Today’s prayerbook for sports, God, Be In My Sport)