Welcome! I’m Laura Kelly Fanucci: mother, writer, wonderer.
I have three little boys who keep me running dawn till dusk, a husband who shares my birthday and Catholic faith, 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 November 2014 (available now for pre-order from Liturgical Press or Amazon)! I also have an essay in Power of Moms’ latest book, Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love.
You can read more of my writing at CatholicMom, Practicing Families, Power of Moms, Notre Dame’s FaithND, and Blessed Is She daily devotionals. I’m a contributor to the Christian Century’s blog network, and I also blog for 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.