Advent derives from the Latin adventus meaning ‘arrival’ or ‘approach’. This is why Advent is a time when we wait, prepare, and look forward to celebrating the coming of Christ at Christmas. Spiritually, we long for the coming of Christ into our hearts as the Holy Spirit draws us into ever deepening relationship… Read More
Matea was born and raised in Hays, Kansas, where she was a parishioner of St. Nicholas of Myra. She attended high school at Thomas More Prep-Marian and college at Fort Hays State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in General Communication. Matea has served the Diocese as a Totus Tuus Teacher, Prayer and Action Staff member, and Religious Education Teacher. Matea is the diocesan videographer, the content manager for our social platforms, and assistant editor and photographer for Faith Magazine. She is known for having a passion for creativity, connecting with other Catholics, educating our youth about our great faith, evangelization and building relationships.