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David R. Choby
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Rebecca Dussault, a Colorado native, grew up skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Cross Country Skiing at 9 years old and more seriously at 15, she moved to the top of the sport very rapidly. With many national victories as a junior, by age 17, she was racing around the world with the hopes to one day be an Olympian.
But, skiing had become all consuming and carried with it a heavy burden of always being on defense about her faith and morals as she traveled the world with other athletes and coaches. She felt ostracized by her peers because she was pursuing a physically and spiritually healthy life, shunning the party attitude. Fighting the secular culture, she found herself retiring from racing at the age of 19.
She married and had her first child and then found herself once again competing and winning, restarting her career and passion for competition. She called up her sponsors, and they took her back, knowing that it wasn’t just her anymore, but her entire little “domestic church” they were supporting.
Rebecca encourages us to put our Catholic faith above everything else in life. “Be Catholic first, and anything that flows from that is a rich bonus”. Because there are more than a billion Catholics in the world, Dussault adds, if someone is a “successful Catholic,” he or she will most likely also be a “significant Catholic,” which is why it is so important for prominent people in the Church to be good examples.
She travels speaking about her life and experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925), a fellow skier and sports enthusiast who lived in the early 20th century, became her patron saint on the slopes. She even wrote his name on her skis during the Olympics in Turin, his hometown.
His example has continued to serve as an inspiration for her work after the Olympics, especially as a mentor with her program MassStart.org, which aims to help Catholics lead spiritually and physically healthy lives. A new book chronicling Dussault’s experience as a Catholic wife, mother and athlete called Mass Start is available on her website.
She encourages aspiring Catholic athletes and coaches to make the sacraments their first priority, saying that they are “the only thing that keep you you.
She is a mother of four and expecting a fifth child in early June.
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