Called and Gifted

Sherry Weddell’s blog: dedicated to the mystery of why God choses to raise ordinary human beings to the dignity of being causes. Featuring the Post-Modern Pilgrim’s Guide to Catholic America (and other exotic destinations). Wanna know what the Holy Spirit is doing out there? Come along for the ride . . .

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Welcome to my blog!

I was raised as a blue-eyed baby Baptist in southern Mississippi, and entered the Catholic Church in December of 1987. In 1993, I created the first gifts discernment program designed especially for Catholics. I co-founded the Catherine of Siena Institute in 1997 with my partner in crime, Michael Sweeney, OP. Since then, our small horde of collaborators has been keeping the airline industry afloat while teaching tens of thousands of lay and ordained Catholics in North America, Oceania, Europe, and Asia about the theology of the laity, gifts discernment, and vocational discernment. I am writing the Michelin Guide to the Abandoned Convents and Rectories of North America because I’ve stayed in most of them. When not on the road, I live in one of the most spectacular places on earth: Colorado.

PS. Contrary to rumor, the icon to the left is not a painting of me on a good hair day but our wonderful patroness, St. Catherine of Siena, lay Dominican and only lay Doctor of the Church.