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Meet Our Advent Contributors

We are honored to be working with such wonderful people to help inspire us through Advent and prepare us for the birth of Jesus Christ. Each person has volunteered to share their knowledge and we encourage everyone to join us in thanking them.

Sr. Maria Grace Dateno

Sr. Maria Grace Dateno

Sr. Maria Grace Dateno is a Daughter of St. Paul, and is currently an acquisitions editor at Pauline Books & Media, as well as an author of books for children. Her many nieces and nephews (25 at last count) inspire her writing, including the six-book Gospel Time Trekkers series, which are time-travel adventures for ages six to nine.

Sr. Marie Paul Curley

Sr. Marie Paul Curley

Sister Marie Paul Curley entered the Daughters of Saint Paul when she was a teenager. A published author, Sr. Marie Paul blogs about discernment and invites others to encounter Christ’s love within the rapidly-developing digital culture. You can find her online at: www.pauline.org/mariepaulcurley

Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir works in the digital department of Pauline Books & Media as marketing copywriter and editor. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she studied with Adian Kavanagh, OSB, she is particularly interested in liturgics and Church history.

Damon Owens

Damon Owens

Damon Owens, an international speaker, and evangelist for over 20 years, is the founder and executive director of joytob. A Certified Speaker for the Theology of the Body Institute, National Trainer for Ascension Press, and presenter at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule and currently lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Melanie and their eight children. He can be found at www.joytob.org

Briana Ciancibello

Briana Ciancibello

Briana is a Catholic Doctrine teacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel school in Cleveland, OH. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Catechetics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH and is excited to use these skills to bring her students closer to Christ and His Church. “My soul has been refined and I can raise my head like a flower after a storm.” -St. Therese

Paul Fahey

Paul Fahey

Paul Fahey is a husband, father, and a parish director of religious education. He is a student of Theology, History, and Catholic Studies. If you like what he has to say, check out his blog, The Porch, or follow him on Facebook.

Daughters of St. Paul

Daughters of St. Paul

The Daughters of St. Paul are consecrated women, religious media apostles who dedicate their lives to creatively share the Gospel of light, love, and beauty with the world. Find out more at www.pauline.org.

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve'

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve’

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve’ has been a member of the Daughters of Saint Paul since 1976. She has an MA in theology from the University of Dayton and has served on the editorial staff of Pauline Books & Media for over 20 years. She is the author of several books, including Mary: Help in Hard Times and Angels: Help from on High. When she’s not writing, editing, or working on logic puzzles, she can be found blogging at www.thomasfortoday.blogspot.com.

Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes

Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes

Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP is a compassionate mentor and guide. Through her writing and online ministry she takes others along with her on her own journey of spiritual transformation, specializing in uncovering in the difficult moments of life where God’s grace is already breaking through.

Matthew Juliano

Matthew Juliano

During the week, Matt is a mentor for individuals who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. On the weekends, he is a drummer, speaker, and blogger for Full Armor Band.
You can find more content by Matt and his band at www.fullarmorband.com.

John Paul Williams

John Paul is a Theology II student at Sacred Heart major seminary studying for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.

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