My name is Susan Skinner and I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. I am a cradle Catholic. I am the youngest of 4 children and I attended all Catholic schools including the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Though I never left the church, I had a great awakening of faith after the murder of my friend Veronica on August 29, 2010. For the first time I can remember I experienced God come alive in prayer and the Sacraments and my luke warm heart was lit on fire with a zeal for Christ and his church. I felt called to ministry and earned a certificate in catechesis from Aquinas College in Nashville and I am currently enrolled earning a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Avila Institute in partnership with Heart of Christ Institute.
I am a wife to Jason and mother to Ryan, Sean and Sarah and caregiver for my mom, Mary Jo, as dad, Mike, passed away July 16, 2021. I am also the Director of Adult of Adult Faith Formation and RCIA at Saint Philip Catholic Church and I am a columnist at Catholic Stand, and have contributed to Catholic 365, Shalom Tidings, and the National Catholic Register. I am a guest every Friday on Father Dan Reehil’s radio show Battle Ready with Father Dan Reehil on Radio Maria, USA. I am also a member of the deliverance ministry team.
You will find pages of different prayers on this blog. These prayers were written by either me or my friend Ashley Blackburn or by both of us together. It is our wish that you freely pray these prayers. Most of these prayers were approved by the censor librorum from the Diocese of Nashville, TN.
This blog is dedicated in loving memory of Veronica Chiaramonte Bozza – born March 31, 1971 in Milano, Italy – died August 29, 2010 in TN, USA.
Sites I read or listen to regularly
Radio Maria USA – Battle Ready with Fr. Dan Reehil. http://radiomaria.us/
I really no longer have a presence on social media accounts. If you need to contact me please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.