My name is Greg Aitchison (pronounced like the letter “H” + ison). If you’re interested, below is a brief rundown of who I am, where I’m from, my journey of faith, etc.
I was born and raised in the magnificent (no, HEAVENLY!) state of Iowa (Go Hawks!). I attended Catholic school from kindergarten to my senior year of high school before heading off to Iowa State University. After a year of being internally nagged by faith-related questions (Why be Catholic? What will make me truly happy? Does God even exist? Etc.) I transfered to the University of St. Thomas in search for answers (of which I believe I found!). In 2004 I graduated with a degree in Theology and a double minor in Catholic Studies and Youth and Family Ministry.
Upon graduating I spent a year discerning the priesthood and studying Philosophy at Mundelein Seminary (near Chicago). During this time I came to the realization that God had a different vocation set aside for me (or as I like to say, “God kicked me out of seminary”). I soon applied and was accepted into the University of Notre Dame’s ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) service-learning program. Following two summers of class work at Notre Dame and two years of teaching 5th-8th grade Theology at a Catholic school in Dallas, Texas, I received my Masters in Education and promptly moved back to the beautiful Midwest.
In the summer of 2008 I became the luckiest man on earth when I married my college sweetheart, Kate. On March 25, 2010, things got even better when we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, lil’ miss Mary Sharon. And then better yet on May 23, 2013, when our second daughter, Piper Mae, was born.
In the fall of 2007 I began teaching middle school Religion at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, Minnesota. While my position at OLG certainly helps put bread on the table and pay off the bills, I can honestly say that the reason I’m teaching is because I feel like it’s what God has called me to do. Lucky for me, I get to spend time laughing, praying, and learning with amazing kids each and every day!
My love for faith-based quotes began sometime during high school. After years (15+ and counting) of writing down great lines from books I was reading, things professors of mine were saying, and quotes I stumbled upon via the Internet, I decided to organize them as best I could and share them with as many people as possible. And thus, CatholicQuotations.com was born.
I hope you enjoy perusing through and reflecting on the quotes on this website. If you have any great faith-related quotes of your own that you’d like to share, please go here to do so!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
2 Timmy 4:7,
“All About Me” video testimony that I share with my 7th and 8th grade students
My testimony from the 2013 Rediscover speaker series in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis