Liz Kelly

Liz Kelly is a retreat leader and the award-winning author of nine books, including Reasons I Love Being Catholic, which won the Catholic Press Association First Place award for Best Popular Presentation of the Faith in 2007, and Jesus Approaches, What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of the New Testament, which has won a number of awards, including Best Book in the Religion/Christianity category for 2017-2019. More than a thousand women have taken her 8-week study based on Jesus Approaches. Her most recent book, Love Like A Saint, Cultivating Virtue with Holy Women (March 2021) has been called “penetrating and graceful,” “a source of encouragement and hope,” and “a beautiful deep dive into the lives of inspirational, holy women.” Kelly’s written works frequently appear in the Magnificat’s Lenten and Advent Companions and in other Catholic venues, such as the Catholic Spirit, Blessed is She, and Jesuitprayer.org. Her popular monthly column, Your Heart, His Home, is published throughout the US and has been made into a book. Kelly received her certification as a spiritual director from the Cenacle of our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in association with the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. She focuses on the Ignatian exercises and leads retreats with a particular focus on helping women to flourish in their faith. Kelly has appeared on Relevant Radio, Catholic Answers, Radio Maria, Public Radio, Boston Catholic Television, EWTN and Salt and Light Television. She is presently the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture at the University of St. Thomas (MN) and teaches in the Catholic Studies program. She is co-host, along with David Deavel of the Logos podcast, Deep Down Things. She lives with her husband, Vincent, an architect, in Minnesota. Visit her website at LizK.org or follow her on Instagram at LizKToday.

Liz Kelly