Terry Modica is co-founder and Executive Director of Good News Ministries (GNM), author, international speaker, retreat director, photographer, podcast host, and faith formation teacher. Terry and I had connected through our respective work within the SmartCatholics community, and recently, Terry and I had the opportunity to speak about the work that she and GNM does.
In addition, Terry and I reflected and shared about some of the different practices that we use to help us move through Holy Week with greater awareness, reverence and deep openness to whatever graces God wishes to bestow upon us during this holiest of weeks.
After growing up as the daughter of a Protestant minister, Terry’s life took a major turn when she learned that the Eucharist in the Catholic Mass miraculously becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus. She has been studying Catholic teachings ever since and has been active in evangelization from the start.
Terry’s leadership involvements include prayer groups, Parish Council, and as staff writer for a diocesan newspaper. She has worked as RCIA Director, Evangelization Coordinator, Coordinator of Adult Religious Education and developer of Small Christian Communities (in some cases pioneering it as a new program within a parish).
A published writer since 1982, Terry is the author of the popular daily Good News Reflections as well as books, home study courses, WordBytes (faith-building articles), and countless booklets and pamphlets. She has been a guest on Catholic radio and Christian TV shows, and taught workshops and directed retreats since 1989.
Her specialty is unpacking the Bible and Church teachings, making them easy to understand and therefore life-changing. With her husband, who has been her one and only sweetheart since they married in 1975, she has a special passion for sharing the secrets of success for longevity in the vocation of marriage, and she travels anywhere the Lord opens a door.
This conversation was extremely powerful for me, especially Terry’s sharing of a beautiful reflection exercise that helps you let go of old wounds and suffering out of sacrificial love for Christ, so I hope this conversation helps inspire, encourage and accompany you during this Holy Week to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to draw closer to God and become more like Jesus as we conclude this Lenten season and prepare to enter into the joys of Easter.
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To learn more about Terry and her work, go to: https://gnm.org/
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Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, speaker, and coach and host of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.
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