National Catholic Register: “I was speaking at an all-girls school,” she says. “We’d been asked to come in during a retreat on Olympic spirituality. I did a little game with the girls: comparing sport with our goal of getting to heaven. It was a wonderful way of saying that there is so much we can learn from sport — discipline, motivation, commitment, perseverance, hard work and sacrifice — all these things we need to learn to get to heaven.
“But heaven is eternal glory, where the Olympics — winning a gold medal or what not — is brief glory. Our goal should be to get to heaven and to really share that. To learn from sport how to get to heaven is a really great way to open up for them (the faith) and to look at their faith in a different way, to see what is the goal and purpose of our life. We can learn from the experiences we have on the way.” Read more of interview here.