Susan Windley-Daoust

About Susan Windley-Daoust

Susan Windley-Daoust, Ph.D. is Director of Missionary Discipleship for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to this position, she was an associate professor and chair of the Theology department at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She is married to Jerry Windley-Daoust, and together they are raising five children. Her latest book is The Four Ways Forward: Becoming an Apostolic Parish in a Post-Christian World (OSV, Nov 2022). More of her evangelization work can be found at Creative Evangelization at

Stuck in Neutral: When Parish Evangelization (Still) Fails

It has been five years since the four-day United States Convocation of Catholic Leaders on Evangelization was held in Atlanta. It has been nine years since Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, was … [Read more...]

The Sign of the Dying Body: How the Theology of the Body Helps Us to Die in Love

Dying—undergoing it, or helping one who is dying—is a privileged space where we see and encounter God himself ... the ensouled body serves as a sign of gift and giving, yielding one’s life to the embrace of God ... a sign that well- … [Read more...]