Patti Lechner, like many of today’s busy moms, starts her day at 5 a.m. with some exercise. But in her case, things are a bit different: In her right hand, a rosary ring is also getting a steady workout. Patti is a devout Catholic and a member of Opus Dei. And while she’s exercising her body, she says she’s also cleansing her soul.
It is a morning ritual she won’t live without. As a supernumerary within Opus Dei and a mother of six kids, she prays every chance she gets.
“A female supernumerary is a married vocation in Opus Dei,” explains Lechner. “So, you’re trying to live sanctity in your life — consistent with the gospel in a married state as opposed to a celibate state.”

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