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Visual Dynamics Publishing
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ALPHA-Bits of PRAYER presents a unique and profound way of praying in the "now." The author makes ordinary people, objects and events the source of prayer and meditation. You will never look at an apple the same way again. The thoughtful subjects and photos take your imagination and prayer to new and unpredictable places.
ALPHA-Bits of PRAYER VD2014
Joan Thompson Gass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Catholic grammar and high schools and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a BA in elementary education. She received her catechist certification from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.She taught elementary school for two years and parish catechesis for five years. She currently teaches religious studies at Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans where she has been teaching for nineteen years.
Joan is married to Robert J. Gass and is the mother of three grown children and two-stepchildren. Her seven grandchildren are among her greatest blessings. Her hobbies include traveling and reading
Students and teachers lined up Feb. 27 to snatch an autographed copy of her book, which is published by Visual Dynamics Publishing.
“My mom is into prayer, and I thought it would be nice to get her that,” 11th grader Caroline Baer said as Gass signed her copy.
“She is really spiritual, and she is always happy, and she’s really funny, too,” MCA freshman Ally Spring said about Gass. “She’s strengthened my prayer life and would talk to me about my personal life.”
Gass has gained a deep admiration and love for Mount Carmel Academy over the 19 years she’s been there, and she chose to donate a portion of the book sales to the school.
Author Joan Gass featured in Clarion Hearld Newspaper, New Orleans