Nationals Pitcher Craig Stammen Speaks at Blessed Sacrament Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., about Catholic Faith
June 3, 2015, 8:48 am
Washington Nationals Pitcher Craig Stammen spoke to over 200 cheering students and other attendees at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Alexandria, Va., on June 2. He spoke on the importance of his Catholic faith and encouraged everyone to always attend Mass and to receive the Sacraments as frequently as possible. Stammen, who is on the athletes advisory board of Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC), which is an Arlington Diocese-based Catholic sports ministry, assists CAC in arranging in season Masses for players on the Washington Nationals. He is currently on the disabled list and is recovering from season-ending tendon surgery.
Stammen recounted for the students how his mom would tell him and siblings ever day before they left for school to put on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) and how he prays daily to discern God’s will for his life. He told the gathering that he remains confident in God’s plan for his life and knows even the injury is part of that plan. Craig was introduced by CAC Chaplain Fr. Andrew Fisher and Blessed Sacrament Principal Valerie Garcia — both of whom are enthusiastic baseball fans of the Nationals.
For more information about CAC and Craig Stammen, please visit www.catholicathletesforchrist.org.