1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, United States
In 1981 McGee got a Master of Arts in Religious studies from Loyola University.
The Bronx, NY 10458, United States
In 1993 Teresa got a Post Masters Professional Diploma in Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University.
(Teresa Rhodes McGee's Ordinary Mysteries is both practica...)
Teresa Rhodes McGee's Ordinary Mysteries is both practical and inspirational, offering contemporary meditations on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary. Her soul-moving text, with accompanying photographs, bring to light deep connections between the mysteries of the rosary and the unsuspected depths of everyday life. Long the mainstay of spiritual life for Catholics of all ages and levels of education, the rosary seemed abandoned by many after the Second Vatican Council. Now it is being re-discovered by Catholics and other Christians as profoundly Biblical and nurturing to the soul. In McGee's meditations, one comes close to the message of Jesus. One learns to enlist his Mother in the work of the Spirit bringing Christ to life in his followers.
(The Rosary is one of the treasures of Catholic spirituali...)
The Rosary is one of the treasures of Catholic spirituality. In this short, inspiring book, Teresa Rhodes McGee explores the riches of this tradition and brings it to life for a new generation.
In 1979 Teresa received a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the College of St. Teresa. In 1981 she got a Master of Arts in Religious studies from Loyola University. In 1993 Teresa also got a Post Masters Professional Diploma in Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University.
Teresa Rhodes McGee's initial position in adult leadership development in Lima, Peru, led to a series of promotions at Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Ossining, New York from 1984 to 2006 including Development Associate, Director of Training and Orientation, Assistant Director of Personnel culminating in the senior position of Director of Society Member Services. She was responsible for all human resource services for Maryknoll Society Members including management of health care, ongoing education, life planning, retirement, and leadership training for 500 members in 27 countries. She was also a member of the Senior Management Team with responsibilities in personnel policy development and overall organizational development and budgeting; internal advisor to the Superior General/CEO and his Council.
From 2006 to 2007 Teresa served as a Director of the Transforming Trauma Initiative at Garrison Institute, Garrison. She designed and implemented innovative programs addressing the needs of human service professionals; presentation of work-related trauma issues in professional and academic settings.
In The Comforter: Stories of Loss and Rebirth, she uses a quilt as a metaphor, with each block representing a person she has met in her travels at home and abroad. These people include an abused woman named Carol; Clementia, a poor Peruvian woman; Larry, a custodian; and a Bolivian woman who boards a crowded bus with a baby who has just died in her arms. McGee notes in the book that although the innocent suffer and die in a world filled with violence and oppression, we all still hope for a better life and a better community.
Ordinary Mysteries: Rediscovering the Rosary is a collection of meditations on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary and includes the prayers used. Once a mainstay of Catholic devotion, the rosary fell out of favor following the Second Vatican Council, but it has experienced a renewed interest in recent years as Catholics have rediscovered the spiritual satisfaction that saying the Rosary brings to them.
When seventy-two-year-old Father Jim Lenihan lay dying of cancer in a nursing home, McGee visited his bedside often, and they gave each other strength until the priest's death. McGee's memorial, Jim's Last Summer: Lessons on Living from a Dying Priest, was honored with a Christopher Award.
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(The Rosary is one of the treasures of Catholic spirituali...)2007
McGee is a member of the Roman Catholic.
Quotations: "Writing is an activity of my soul. I write as a means of linking experience and theory - the ordinary and the holy - for myself and my readers. I write for the beauty of the process which absorbs my consciousness. I write so that I will understand and celebrate life more explicitly."
McGee is a member of the National Association of Church Personnel Workers and American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Teresa is married to Richard A. McGee. The couple has two children: Michael Allan and Patrick Thomas.