Dr. Joyce is a member of the third order of Franciscans. She founded the Hermitage Ministries in 1974 while living as a hermitess in West Virginia. In 1981 she was commissioned as a lay Catholic evangelist. She is the author of four other inspirational books and many published articles. Dr. Joyce has traveled extensively, giving teaching seminars, retreats, and parish missions on healing and prayer. Besides sharing from her love for writing, she is also a poetess and an artist-all born from her life of prayer. Dr. Joyce Venaglia, known to the world as Sister Joyce and a noted spiritual writer and director, leads the way once again in this powerful message for all Christians to lead a life of deep holiness, following in the steps of our beloved Apostle Peter.
Information on Dr. Joyce's other books can be obtained by e-mailing Jvendija@Dc.rr.com.
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About the Author
While a member of a cloistered community for eighteen years, where she observed the strictest disciplines of the interior life, then having lived as a hermit nun for ten years, through prayerful silence she absorbed the many teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, which are reflected in her many books and articles.
In 1981, she married Dr. John Venaglia in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the many years they were married, they ministered together till his passing in 2001. Joyce is now a widow and lives in Indio, California. Joyce is still active in her ministry, especially in her prayers. Many requests come to her daily. Her many other interests include art, gardening, and all the homemaking skills. She was chosen as an honored member of the Who’s Who in 2006.
Joyce has completed the Ministry Formation Program for the diocese as well as the Bishop Straling’s Program. As a perpetual learner, Joyce is constantly learning new skills and subjects. Her advice is that “a day that something new hasn’t been learned is a day lost.”