Ann Garrido's 2009 article in America magazine on the spirituality of administration in Catholic settings created a wave of demand in this successful academic administrator's already full speaking schedule. Now she brings together twelve spiritual habitseach illuminated by the story of a Catholic saintthat help administrators find spiritual meaning in their work.
Ann Garrido admits that she sometimes finds administration draining, even boring, as it fractures her days into "tiny shards of time" that make it impossible to focus on "the big ideas." And yet Garrido has found spiritual gifts in her many years as a theologian, parish minister, and administrator in higher education. In "Redeeming Administration," she reveals those gifts by examining twelve spiritual habitspresenting a saint who embodies each habitand showing readers how to experience their administrative work as a crucial ministry of the Church.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Ann Garrido has been a member of the faculty at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis for fourteen years. In addition to teaching, she has served the school in a variety of administrative capacities, including program director for the doctor of ministry in preaching, director of the master's in pastoral studies and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, director of field education, director of distance learning, and director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Most recently, she oversaw a three-year grant project that established new best practices for conflict management. She is the author of "Mustard Seed Preaching" and "A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student" and also serves as senior editor of "Human Development." During the 2013-2014 academic year, she is serving as a fellow with Triad Consulting, which is based in Boston.