Thoughts From A Restless Mind

Why I Love Mama Mary

Devotion: Part One
October 22, 2017

Written by: Amanda Batch

I love Mama Mary. I have always had some sort of connection to her. I went to a high school named after her. I currently work at a Marianist school. And over the course of the last few years, my husband and mother have been the one who has brought her more and more into my life every day. I have developed such...Read more

Always Choose Life!

October 10, 2017

Written By: Amanda Batch (Robert's Wife)

October is the start of my favorite season. I am a sucker for all things autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

One of my other favorite things about this time of year is that October is also Respect Life Month and the Month of the Rosary. Two of my favorite things: babies and Mama Mary. This month my blogs will be...Read more

What Breaks Your Heart?

October 1, 2017

Written By: Amanda Batch

I teach at a Catholic Marianist School and recently helped with the Freshmen Retreat. During this retreat, they focus on the “Pillars” of the Marianist Charisms, which guide how we do everyday life at our school.

During one of the last sessions, the students were asked a question: What do you love? Pretty typical answers ensued from “I love my family” to...Read more

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About Amanda

Robert and AmandaAmanda Batch is married to Robert Batch, and is a teacher at Chaminade College Preperatory High School.  She is the director of the Youth Band at Saint Rose of Lima Parish.  She is looking forward to sharing her thoughts with you and getting to know you!