Valerie Luckey, OSB, is a third-year Scholastic in the Erie Benedictine community. Prior to entering the community, Valerie was a member of the first cohort of the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph's University, where she started teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, a position she held for five years. After completing the novitiate, she joined the staff of St. Benedict Child Development Center. She recently changed ministries and is now working at Emmaus Ministries, a community outreach to the poor. You can follow Valerie's reflections on her blog, Walking in the Holy Presence.