Erin Monnin

About Erin Monnin

Erin is a graduate of the TLI Class of 2019. She works as a Development Officer for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. She has a passion for writing and hopes to inspire others through the content she shares.

The Feminine Genius


I was in my first semester of my freshman year at Arizona State University. As a Catholic who desired to continue living my faith in college, I hoped to find a community of people desiring the same thing. However, my shy personality combined with how overwhelming this new college experience was made me too scared to venture over to the Catholic Newman Center on campus. About a month in to the semester, by what I believe was Divine providence, a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary, Anna, met me on campus and invited me to the women’s Bible [...]

The Feminine Genius2020-05-29T09:33:39-07:00

The Pandemic of Suffering Souls


I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit tired of hearing the word “coronavirus.” It seems to be all anyone is talking about right now. I do not say this to diminish the problem and I acknowledge that we do need to be concerned. It is unlike anything our world has seen for a long time. And we each have our own ways of dealing with it. Yet what I’ve noticed is that many of us are acting out of fear and responding in panic.  A few days ago, I was on the phone with a close family [...]

The Pandemic of Suffering Souls2020-05-26T11:44:28-07:00

Work is a Gift from God


“Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others…” Colossians 3:23 Work is a blessing because it was ordained by God. It is a great gift to be able to get up each morning with a purpose and intent for the day, knowing that what we do will bring in support for ourselves and our families. There is also great opportunity in our work and God opens doors through the things we put our time into each day. He gives us opportunities for growth, connection, relationship and fulfillment. Without some sort of work, [...]

Work is a Gift from God2020-05-26T11:41:28-07:00

Why Can’t We Be Friends?


Everyone has a desire to belong and it’s this desire that drives us to pursue friendships with the people in our lives. We were made for friendship and community, in our homes, in our workplaces, and elsewhere. For now, we will take a closer look at building friendships at work, which is so integral to our mission at Tepeyac Leadership Initiative. The American Time Use Survey found that employed persons between the ages of 25 and 54 spend an average of 8.8 hours working or in work-related activities every day. ( If we are spending so much of our time [...]

Why Can’t We Be Friends?2020-04-17T14:51:03-07:00