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Alcoholism is a thief because it takes so much from us mentally, physically, and spiritually. It not only robs us of our wellbeing, our health, and our faith, it steals us away from our family and friends. Above all, alcoholism destroys trust — the bedrock of all relationships. Addiction all but forces us to lie about our actions, sowing suspicion, anger and despair among family members and friends. Worse yet, alcoholism causes us to say things we would never say and do things we would never do, robbing us of our dignity and hurting the people we love the most. It is a cruel thief.
Being Remembered: Our Future Present
Msgr. John Zenz
The “Re-membered” Self: A Journey of Healing and Wholeness
Fr. John Esper and Deborah Tourville
Weaving the Tapestry of our Lives
Dr. Patricia Cooney-Hathaway
The Robber and the Gift
Formative Memory and Healing According to Teresa of Avila
Remembering “I don’t know who I am anymore.” A patient after a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Connie Inkmann Taylor
Divine Mercy Re-members All
Msgr. John Zenz
Jeff Jay is a certified addiction counselor and intervention professional, with a national private practice, based in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. His latest book is “Navigating Grace: a solo voyage of survival and redemption,” (Hazelden, 2015) from which parts of this article have been derived. He has served as a trustee for several professional and treatment organizations, and is currently a member of the board of advisors of Jefferson House, a Capuchin treatment program for indigent men, in Detroit.
Father John Esper is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1983. Father Esper has served as the Spiritual Director at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal. Currently serving as an active pastor in a local suburban parish, he continues an active ministry of inner healing, retreat leader, and spiritual director.
Patricia Cooney-Hathaway, Ph.D., is Professor of Spiritual and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Dr. Cooney-Hathaway has been involved in the ministry of spiritual direction for over twenty years. She has done extensive lecturing nationwide in the areas of theology, spirituality and the relationship between human and spiritual development.
Dr. Cooney-Hathaway authored the book, Weaving Faith and Experience: A Woman’s Perspective as part of a Call to Holiness Series on Catholic Women’s Spirituality, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.
In addition, she co-authored a successful Lilly Foundation grant of $1.5 million for the education and formation of ecclesial lay ministers. She has been the Project Director for the implementation of this grant. She has also received the Pope John Paul II Memorial, The Splendor of Truth Award, by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.
Susan Muto, Ph.D., is executive director of the Epiphany Association and Dean of the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality. She holds a doctorate in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Muto has been teaching the literature of ancient, medieval, and modern spirituality for over forty years. She has written more than thirty books, and in 2014 she received the Aggiornamento Award presented by the Catholic Library Association in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the ministry of renewal modeled by Pope St. John XXIII. Her book, “A Feast for Hungry Souls: Spiritual Lessons from the Church’s Greatest Masters and Mystics”(Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2020) won the 2021 first-place award in Spirituality from the Catholic Media Association. For more information on her life and ministry go to www.epiphanyassociation.org.
Constance Inkmann Taylor has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California. Currently she is in private practice in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Earlier in her career she had extensive experience in Speech/ Language Pathology.