Keys to Holiness: Meditations on the First Letter of Peter

Keys to Holiness: Meditations on the First Letter of Peter

by Joyce Pranger Venaglia


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ISBN-13: 9781681974828
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joyce Pranger Venaglia, a third-order Franciscan, known to many as Sister Joyce, is a worldwide evangelist. Active in ministry since 1972, she has shared her amazing testimony and given conferences, retreats, and seminars throughout the country and beyond to members of all different religious affiliations. She is particularly known for her prayer and healing ministry. In 1974 she founded the Hermitage Ministries, which is operating in California as the Christophori Institute, an ecumenical center for teaching the various aspects of the interior life. As spiritual director, she has personally guided many priests, ministers, religious, and bishops on the way to a deeper interior life. Joyce is the author of several other inspirational books, including There Will Be Joy in the Morning, Rise Early to Meet Your Lord, and Wedded to God. Her recent book Blessed was published in 2012. More recently, her collection of poems was printed in a volume called Ponderings of the Heart.

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.”

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