Grounded in the Promise

Episode Six


Claudia Aravello is a mother, wife, employee, communion minister, volunteer—a Mexican immigrant living in Rantoul, Illinois—whose approach to life and faith is both profound and simple. Her conversation with our Sister Denise Glazik is sure to inspire and perhaps lead to a moment of self-reflection on what it means to you to live as a person of faith.


About our guests

Claudia Aravello is a parishioner at St. Malachy Parish, Rantoul, Ill., where she volunteers for prayer gatherings, liturgical ministries and communion minister to parishioners in their homesWhen she is not caring for her family or volunteering she works in human resources for a local business in Rantoul.

Sister Denise Glazik is the vocation minister for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. The youngest of 14 children, she likes to say that she was born in community. She has ministered most of her religious life in parish communities in Illinois and Wisconsin.  



  • God’s promise of faithfulness is eternal.
  • Teach by example.
  • Faith is a family affair.
  • Pray always.
  • Being patient is hard—remember the promise.
  • There is a difference between being “childish” and “child-like.”
  • God is not a magician.



St. Malachy Parish, Rantoul, Ill.

Cursillo of Quincy, Ill.

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