A Texas native, I write to inspire others with poetic memoir and stories of faith, family, and friendship. Stories and poems affirm the awesome mystery of creation in all aspects of life. I facilitate a faith-based creative writing group. Reside in San Antonio, Texas. I am a graduate of the Oblate School of Theology.
While the recent pandemic kept us at a social distance, and curbed any day trips, photography and writing kept me going.
I am embracing social media even while still learning!
Past Professional Experience:
· Lay Ministry Institute and Instituto de Formación Pastoral at the Oblate School of Theology
· Parish Ministry in the San Antonio Archdiocese
· Adjunct Faculty at Our Lady of the University (Religious Studies).
After graduating with my Masters, I attended Our Lady of the Lake University and graduated with a BA in Religious Studies and History.
I am truly blessed!
Where to begin? In childhood, living in Falfurrias, Texas, I was amazed at the beauty of creation. I formed words in my mind. As a student at Harlandale High School, I wrote my first poem which was published in our School Newspaper.
Years later, while working at the Oblate School of TheoIogy, I collaborated on an anthology with The Center for Women in Church & Society at Our Lady of the Lake University.
Later, I presented writing sessions at the SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church. The participants whom I met came from all over the city of San Antonio!
In 2010, I started a faith-based writing group in collaboration with parishioners at St. Brigid Catholic Church. This creative faith-based group inspires us to pray, share faith and our stories.
I share what I see in the world about me and give praise to the Creator. When people tell me they keep my books nearby and reflect daily from the poems, I give thanks!
Occasionally, I will share thoughts and reflections in Spanish (my first language).
In July, I began a weekly blog, "Alabanza: De Colores" to offer praise to Our Creator. It will be in Spanish/English. It is a work in progress, so the title of this blog may change.
Alabanza: Praise/also Songs of Praise
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