Reseña del editor
ONE'S FAMILY OF ORIGIN + PERSONAL EXPERIENCES= ONE'S TRUE SELF Through this book, I hope to articulate the significance of being relational. Relationships shared between me and God, family and others have become the utmost important part of my life. Through this book, I share my personal goals for my spiritual journey; searching for my true self, struggling for a balance in my life, having a sense of gratitude, discovering simplicity, communicating with God through prayer, and never taking my strong relationship with my family/friends and God for granted. I hope that you are moved to take the time to think about your own spiritual life; it is a personal part of your true self that you share with God, often seen through your relationship with others. Nurture this part of your life as you continue on your life's journey. Reading and reflecting on the message of FAITH, FAMILY AND FRIENDS may be the means to inspire you to do so.
Biografía del autor
Mary Jean Gandolfo has a passion for sharing her life. Building lasting relationships with and between herself and God, family and others is a priority of hers. "Walking with others" has led her to her involvement in ministry. She holds a BSW from the University of Kentucky; is a Kentucky Licensed Social Worker; and has earned a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies (emphasizing Pastoral Counseling) from The College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio where Mary Jean continues to mentor graduate students. She has been involved in parish/school ministry for the past sixteen years. She served eight years as Director of Youth Ministry, three years as a High School Retreat Director, five years as Director of Lifelong Formation and Education, and currently is the Pastoral Associate at Immaculate Conception Parish in LaGrange, Kentucky. Mary Jean and her husband Joe live in Louisville, Kentucky. They are blessed to be near family, including their three children and grandchildren, and friends.