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About Kathryn Rombs

Dr. Rombs was born in Dallas, Texas in 1972. She was raised in Manhattan, and graduated from Wake Forest University in 1994. She went to graduate school in philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. She obtained masters and doctorate degrees, specializing in the philosophy of religion and the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Dr. Rombs has taught philosophy at Fordham University, St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana, and currently at the University of Dallas. She teaches Ethics, Philosophy and the Human Person, Epistemology, and Metaphysics. Every summer, she teaches in the University of Dallas’ Summer Rome Program, leading students through Italy and Greece in a program that emphasizes faith and culture.

In addition to teaching at the University, Dr. Rombs has also home-schooled for most of the past twelve years. Dr. Rombs is the founder of Mighty Is Her Call and Catholic Mothers’ Retreat, which offer retreats and a website providing resources for Catholic mothers. Dr. Rombs and her husband Ron are raising their six beautiful children, ages five to eighteen, normally residing in Irving, Texas. They are spending two years in Italy, where Ron is teaching at the University of Dallas’ Rome Program. They live on a vineyard in Frascati, a small town dating back to the 17th century, outside of Rome.  

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New Favorite Thomas Aquinas Passage

    I am taking Christology at the Angelicum this semester. Right now we are reading Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae. One passage struck me as one of the most amazing texts I have had the privilege of seeing in a long time.       ST III. 8.3: Whether Christ is...

Learning Cursive

Learning Cursive

     First grade in Italy is notoriously hard. I had not idea what to expect, but taught Sebastian all his letters and a little early reading this summer. I thought we might be adequately prepared.       Oh how I was wrong. The class is doing a cursive-intensive. They...

Cashing in Points

I can now zoom through razor-thin lanes and not even hold my breath as I pass cars.  I can understand the basic gist of most conversations and news reports on the radio.  I already alerted our landlord that we will want the heat turned on soon, since I know it takes 2...

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Our Mission

“Catholic Mothers Retreat offers a day of restoration and encouragement for Catholic moms, giving them a chance to reflect on the importance of their vocation, relax, and remember just how powerful, meaningful, and Christ-filled their role as a mother is. Please join us for a retreat!”


Speaking Engagements

November 3, 2019 “Matrimony and Motherhood,” University of Dallas Rome Semester Retreat, Castel Gandolfo, Italy

March 30, 2019 “Mighty Is Her Call,” Catholic Mothers’ Retreat, Dallas TX

March 7, 2019  Raising Teens, White Rose Women’s Center, Dallas TX

February 9, 2019  “Mighty Is Her Call,” Catholic Mothers’ Retreat, Nashville, TN

January 30, 2019  Facing Failure With Faith, White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas TX

January 9, 2019  A Mothers’ Prayer Life, White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas TX

December 6, 2018  Bonding with Your Child, White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas, TX

November 15, 2018 Magdalene Program and Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas, TX

November 1, 2018 Joyful Motherhood White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas, TX

October 27, 2018 Ball in the Ball, Reunion Tower, Dallas TX

October 11, 2018, Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Womens’ Center, Dallas, TX

September 1, 2018 “Finding and Growing In Happiness” St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Flower Mound,TX

June 1-July 14, 2018 Summer Rome Program, Instructor of Philosophy of the Human Person and Site Lecturer

March 6, 2018 – “Matter Alone? The Insufficiency of Reductive Materialism,” Richland College

March 3, 2018 – “The Vocation to Marriage and Family,” Comet Awakening Retreat, UTD Neumann Center

February 3, 2018 – “Choosing a Future Career–A Catholic Perspective”, Arborlea High School Leadership Training, Irving, TX

January 28, 2018 – UTD Newman Catholic Ministry

December 6, 2017 – Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX

November 16, 2017 – “The Duty of Every Man is the Dignity of Every Woman,” University of Dallas, Irving, TX

November 15, 2017 – Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX

October 23, 2017 – The Meaning of Life, Richland College, Richardson, TX

October 18, 2017 – Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX

September 21, 2017 – The Complementarity of Males and Females, Anscombe Society, Irving, TX

June 3-July 14, 2017 – Summer Rome Program, University of Dallas

May 18, 2017 – “Bonding With Your Child,” Magdelene Program, St. Joseph’s Helpers, Dallas, TX

May 5, 20177 – “Catholic Family Life,” Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX

May 4, 2017 – “Why Motherhood,” Elizabeth Anscombe Society, Irving, TX

May 3, 2017 – Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX

April 19, 2017 – Evidence for Theism, St., Luke Catholic Church, Irving, TX

April 8, 2017 – “Finding God Through Motherhood,” St. Rita Catholic Community, Dallas, TX

April 5, 2017 – Joyful Motherhood, White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX

April 1, 2017 – Catholic Mothers’ Retreat, Irving, TX

March 25, 2017 – “Women as Catholic Mothers,” University of Dallas Women’s Conference, Irving, TX

March 11, 2017 – “The Dignity of Femininity,” Faustina Academy, Irving, TX


Recent Retreats

October 27, 2019 – Sponsored by Abide, Lafayette, Louisiana

March 30, 2019 – Holy Family Church, Sponsored by Sisters of Life, NY, NY

February 8-10, 2019 – Nashville Dominicans Retreat Center, Nashville, TN

January 26, 2019 – Holy Family of Nazareth Church, Irving, TX

March 24, 2018 – St. Rita Catholic Community, Dallas, TX

January 13, 2018 – Catholic Mothers’ Prayer Retreat, Irving TX

October 7, 2017 – Holy Family Of Nazareth Church, Irving TX

Contact Me

Please email me at kathrynrombs@gmail.com, or complete the following form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.