Recent LIM graduate, Kate Coyne, M.R.E. '12 is presently the Director of Religious education for St. Pius X Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recently, the Clarion Herald published an article pertaining to Kate’s work regarding the “Faith and Families” program she brought to her parish that combines intergenerational faith formation with a meal. To learn more about the program, please read the Clarion Herald’s story at http://shar.es/507Ov.
At the Annual Catechetical Ministry Awards & Appreciation Supper, Archbishop of Louisville and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph Kurtz honored more than 100 people.
Former LIM student Joseph Galloway wrote Baked Oysters: A Thanksgiving Encounter.
Set in New Orleans in Thanksgiving, it is an inspirational story about healing and finding peace. Joe is a financial advisor in upstate South Carolina. For more information, please see http://www.baked-oysters.com/.
Skya Abbate, current LIM student, publishes a book of weekly reflections tied to the liturgical year.
Skya's interests range wide, which her professional credentials as a sociologist and doctor of oriental medicine show, but her commitment to practical thelogy and lay ministry are evident in her new text. The book jacket describes it well:
Graduate Oanh Ngo has a long list of achievements and honors, including receiving the Archdiocese of St. Louis's Ruth Award (2007) and the O'Fallon, IL, Chamber of Commerce's Citizenship Award in Ministry (2007) and founding the Agapae Life Design Center and Coaching Service (2006). Her latest honor is appearing on Fr. Mike Manning's Word in the World television show. In the 03/26/2012 episode "Love Remains," Fr.
Becky Benes received her Master's of Pastoral Studies from LIM in 2003.
Congratulations to recent graduate, Debra Guidroz, M.P.S. '10. Debra has recently finished an internship at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie and will now be working for St. Margaret's Home Health and Hospice in Gretna, Louisiana.
LIM is proud of her accomplishments and would like to extend best wishes to her as she begins her employment with St. Margaret's Home Health and Hospice.
When I first thought about the LIMEX program, I wondered what I would do with a Master in Pastoral Studies. My parish’s pastoral associate knew I was considering job choices with that degree. She knew I was also thinking about closing a business I had for over 25 years. Not knowing where this journey would lead me, I decided to take a leap of faith and started LIMEX in 2002. About half way into the program our class was told to choose a focus course. There were so many that interested me, but marketplace ministry really got my attention.