Year of Faith Q&A


Name: Tilly Schmidt
Age: 22
Residence: Cedar Rapids
Family: I am the daughter of Richard Carl Schmidt II; I have three brothers and three sisters, four nephews and two nieces — with one on the way!
Parish: St. Joseph Parish, North English
How old were you when you became aware of your Catholic faith?
I became more aware of my faith when I became a teenager.
How does faith impact the decisions you make?
Faith impacts my moral decision making. My faith directs me to do good deeds for others consistently. I love giving money to the homeless. Since the time I was a young girl, my father has taught me to “give and you shall receive!” It is hard to give at times, but my faith keeps me doing the right thing.
I also did a volunteer internship as a midwife in the Philippines last summer for two months….

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