FOND DU LAC CO. (WITI) -- From the middle of nowhere to the center of the Catholic world. That's the journey one Wisconsin teenager is about to take.
The rolling hills of Fond du Lac County are home to Graceful Way Farm -- and to the Doll's house, a family of devout Catholics. Here, 14-year-old Kayla -- one of six children, just found out she will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican.
"I was speechless. I didn't sleep much that night, and I haven't stopped thinking about it ever since," said Kayla Doll.
Kayla's mother Dawn will be with her on the trip.
"This isn't something that a normal, ordinary person living out in the middle of nowhere would ever expect to even think about happening," said Dawn Doll.
The Dolls are part of a movement in the Catholic faith called "Schoenstatt."
"'Schoenstatt' is a worldwide lay Catholic movement that focuses on the Blessed Mother," said Dawn Doll.
The movement emphasizes the possibility of a person's "spiritual renewal" by following the example of the Virgin Mary.
"She helps everybody. Whenever something is needed, she's right there," said Dawn Doll.
Kayla was randomly selected from a group of devout and dedicated girls across the country to present the Pope with a symbolic crown -- representing the three virtues she strives for.
"Purity, faithfulness, and nobility," said Kayla Doll.
Kayla knows she'll have a brief moment to speak with the Pope. There's no doubt her thoughts will turn to Graceful Way Farm -- where her faith was formed.
"I know I'll be thinking about my family and friends and what a truly wonderful blessing this has been," said Kayla Doll.
Not only is this Kayla's first time traveling out of the country, it's also her first time ever on a place.
The event is being called "A meeting of Pope Francis with Ecclesial Movements" -- and is scheduled for October 25th.