In the first half of my life, I was profoundly shy and felt unworthy of anyone’s love.
My journey to find answers brought me back to my faith where I experienced God’s compassionate love through the fruit of forgiveness, the grace of the Sacraments, and the power of intercessory prayer.
My new relationship with God blossomed. One day I told him, “God, I want you to use me: I want to be your pipeline. I want to be your conduit.” And I thought, con-du-it. I “can do it.” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!! Philippians 4:13
Now I am amazed at how God has used me. I was able to graduate in the first class of the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies from Christian Brothers University. I was the first Catholic Woman Rector for Memphis Kairos Prison Ministry, the first Lay Catholic Campus Minister for the University of Memphis, the first Women’s Morning of Spirituality local speaker, and now the WMOS Chairperson.
I enjoy giving retreat talks for Church Groups, Womens Conferences, High Schools, Cursillo, and Prison Ministry. Some of my topics are:
What a Wonderful World
Ask, Seek, Knock: A present day conversion of a Prodigal Child
Short Cut to Heaven: The Little Way of St. Therese
Reaching Heaven: Our Soul Goal
Trusting God: Through our Trials and Joys
Seeking the Extraordinary in our Ordinary Lives
The Spiritual Insights of Fr. Charles de Foucauld
My husband Juan and I have been married since 1972. We are the parents of Katie Kindelan, Sarah and her husband Adam Crawford, Jennifer and her husband Michael Abshire, and Adrienne and her husband Matt Price. We are the proud grandparents of Anna, Caroline, Marian, June, Camp, and Wilson.
Contact Brenda at Conduit4God@gmail.com
“Jesus does not demand great actions from us … but simply surrender and gratitude.” St. Therese of Lisieux