Mary Gannon Kaufmann, MA, MS

About Mary Gannon Kaufmann, MA, MS

Mary Gannon Kaufmann, MA, MS, is the director of Incarnate Institute and cofounder of Word of the Vine Online. She teaches internationally on vocations, the priesthood, the role of the laity, the theology of the body, and topics of spiritual growth. She has taught at the parish and diocesan levels on lay formation, vocations, stewardship, and family life. Prior to directing Incarnate Institute, Mary taught nationally on charisms with the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has published numerous articles for laity and ordained alike in leading pastoral journals.

Mary Gannon Kaufmann holds a post-graduate certificate in Spiritual Direction and Retreats from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; a MA in Theology from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa; and a MA in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. She attends classes with her husband John, who is in formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Dubuque. They live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with their six children.

Vocation for the Wives of Ordained Permanent Deacons

Women who pray for the Church, and who are spouses of permanent deacons (or those in formation), are undoubtedly responding to a unique grace of personal mission that comes to them as a result of their baptism.   I was at a retreat in … [Read more...]

Transformation into Christ through Loving Attention

Forged by Ven. Father Felix Rougier, M.SP.S., during the crucible of the Mexican Revolution, the spiritual approach, Loving Attention, proved effective in forming priests “united in Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit." Oftentimes, d … [Read more...]