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Welcome! I’m Laura Kelly Fanucci: mother, writer, wonderer.

I have two young boys who keep me running dawn till dusk, a husband who shares my birthday and dark sense of humor, and a messy mix of callings I love.

I work part-time for the Collegeville Institute in theological research on vocation and calling. Check out the Collegeville Institute Seminars to learn more about the small group programs I’ve written on vocation: Called to Life and Called to Work.

My first book - Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting - will be published by Liturgical Press in fall 2014. I also have an essay in Power of Moms’ latest book, Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love, due out on April 8, 2014.

You can read more of my writing at CatholicMomPracticing FamiliesPower of Moms and Notre Dame’s FaithND. I’m a contributor to the Christian Century’s blog network, and I also blog at Insights on Vocation: The Blog of the Collegeville Institute Seminars.

I started this blog shortly after my first son’s birth in 2009. One Sunday I rocked him in the church’s cry room while the choir sang a hymn about God’s Mothering Spirit. I’ve been trying to figure out what that means ever since.

I do know this space is sanity for my own spirit. It’s where I wonder what it means to raise my kids in the church. It’s where I explore mothering through writing. It’s where I celebrate how God shows up in the chaos of raising children.

I’m a Midwestern girl who hates winter. I’m a Catholic woman with a Master of Divinity. I’m Irish by temper and Italian by marriage. (Nothing like a few good tensions to keep life interesting.)

I’d love to connect with you on Facebook and on Twitter. Please take a moment to subscribe, and feel free to contact me at motheringspirit@gmail.com

8 thoughts on “about me

  1. This has truly become a space for me… for consolation during desolate moments, for support in times of question, for celebration at times of achievement. Thank you — keep it up!

  2. Laura—I am so renewed by your writing, your mothering and your sense of imagination. What a sacred joy it must be for those in your family–F, T and S.

  3. Just discovered your blog…I too am early thirties, masters in theology, three little ones under the age of 5, staying at home, and grading college philosophy papers while building train tracks…your blog has been incredibly moving for me, a beautiful reminder that this is indeed a path to holiness, if we see it that way. Thank you for your reflections…I know how precious free time is.

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