Margarita Solis-Deal


I came to St. Monica Catholic Church in 1999 and joined the reflection ministry in March 2010. It has been a tremendous blessing to share how His Word is alive in our everyday experiences. I pray that our reflections on the daily scripture readings connect with readers so that they can become closer to the God who loves them. It has been a beautiful way to bring Scripture readings alive and apply them to my day-to-day reality.

I married my beautiful husband Darryl in 2005, and he has been a stronghold and inspiration for me. He was baptized into the Catholic Church in 2002. We’ve both been Eucharistic ministers, which we approach with great humility and enjoy immensely.

While in Indiana, I also worked with the Hispanic community in the Indianapolis Archdiocese for seven years. This experience taught me much about the issues facing the Catholic Church as we embrace and welcome the Hispanic presence into our community. In 2010, God called us to Antigua, Guatemala, where I briefly directed a program that provides medical services to poorer communities, called Faith in Practice.

But God had another challenge waiting for me. We were called to return to the U.S. (first to Florida and now to Michigan) to care for my mother, who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s. The journey has been incredible and has taught us that God is in control of all things and that through his Grace we can accomplish His will for us. We look forward to how He will use this experience to prepare us for His next mission for us.

Dios los bendiga (God bless you)!