I was born and raised in a small town in Illinois way back when our priests “said” Mass in Latin and the Nuns who taught us were dressed in “habits” which covered them from head to toe except for their faces and their hands. A few years after graduating from a public high school I married a handsome young farmer and before too long we had four wonderful children…three girls and a boy. Sadly, our first little girl died when she was a baby and I’m sure to this day she still finds herself trying to explain to her Saint friends some of the things her mother does or says.
In time we moved to California, added two equally wonderful boys to the ‘family tree’ and before long I, like Marilyn, began teaching religion CCD classes and did so for several years. After that I spent quite a few more years serving as Director of Religious Education in our parish. Within that framework of time I also became active in the Los Angeles ACCW and was fortunate enough to meet Marilyn. That was the beginning of a friendship for which I will be forever grateful.
Over the years I took a few ‘adult education’ writing classes at our local City College and then dabbled a bit in freelance writing with primarily a religious slant. Most likely that is what led Marilyn to call me about writing for her Website. When I agreed I’m inclined to believe my Guardian Angel took human form, took a deep breath and crossed her fingers…
So much for then —– as of now I remain a wife of one, a grandmother of l7, a great grandmother of 7 and trudge along relying on faith, prayer and chocolate maintaining my firm and most sincere belief that…
“God breathed and there was life
God willed – there was hereafter
God touched and there was love
God winked and there was laughter”
Lois authored a religious/humorous book which Our Sunday Visitor marketed under the title “Dear Moses—Letters to saints and other prominent people” and Liguori published her “A Woman’s Rosary” pamphlet.
She also wrote for Ronda Chervin’s book “A Mother’s Treasury of Prayers” and the Ignatius Press book, “Woman to Woman”.
However most of her published writing consisted of articles which appeared in magazines such as – “St. Anthony Messenger”, “Liguorian”, “Our Sunday Visitor”, “Extension”, “Today’s Catholic Teacher” etc.