Irene Carubia comes to us from Core, WV.
Her story includes a Brooklyn, NY childhood, Catholic education, and teen years
in New York City that included meeting the love of her life and now
husband of 47 years, Bob. Irene will share how
she turned her back on God and on His blessed Mother when, in spite of constant prayers, she and Bob were not
blessed with children. Irene
and Bob became urban homesteaders and then moved their chickens and goats from
“the city” to 4-wheel drive access rural WV.
As a young married woman her faith waned until the Holy Spirit
re-enlivened it in a small country church in
Pursglove,WV. In opening their hearts to God’s love, Irene and Bob were abundantly blessed with seven
their desire for a large family. Volunteer service to church, neighbor, and community has been
inseparable with her life. From teaching religious ed.,
office volunteering at the Good Counsel Friary, helping to
initiate the St. Ursula Food Pantry, and the rural Core Community Center, visiting the hospitalized, leading
Light of Life prayer group
and numerous retreats, sponsoring at RCIA and being the “voice of Catholic radio” in
North Central WV, Irene will share a vibrant testimony
of God’s love in her life.