More about Connie Rossini
Connie grew up in Southeastern Washington and Minneapolis. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and Modern Foreign Languages. After college, she spent 2 years as a missionary in Japan, teaching English conversation to students aged 3 to 70. Upon returning home, she joined the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites and remained a member for 17 years. She has been writing fiction and non-fiction almost constantly since she was 5. Her specialty is making difficult concepts understandable to the average person, especially concerning authentically Catholic spirituality.
A frequent guest on EWTN’s Divine Intimacy Radio, Connie has appeared on Women of Grace and other television programs. She is the author of:
- The Q & A Guide to Mental Prayer
- Trusting God with St. Therese
- Is Centering Prayer Catholic?
- A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child
- A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Phlegmatic Child
- The free quiz Determining Your Child’s Temperament
- And the free ebook Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life.
She also co-authored the best-selling book, The Contemplative Rosary.
Connie has written a spirituality column for diocesan papers for 12 years. She is also a columnist for Spiritual Direction. She has another blog called Is Centering Prayer Catholic? Online, she mostly hangs out in her Facebook group, Authentic Contemplative Prayer.
The lone female in the family, she has embraced the joys of mothering and teaching boys. A central part of her homeschool philosophy is guiding her children toward an ever-deepening prayer life. She and Dan strictly regulate the amount of electronic media their kids consume and leave mobile devices until the college years. She loves reading to and with the boys, watching and discussing literary adaptations, and especially talking about intimacy with Jesus.
You can book Connie for a remote talk at your parish or prayer group, anywhere in the world, using Zoom, Skype, or a similar service. She can also speak in person in Nebraska and nearby states. Contact her at connie.rossini at contemplativehomeschool dot com.
More about Dan Rossini
Dan was born and raised in the Twin Cities. He has undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He was writing his doctoral dissertation in philosophy as a student at Catholic University when the growing family required him to seek full-time employment. At Catholic U he had been the Managing Editor of The Review of Metaphysics. Then-Bishop of La Crosse Raymond Burke hired him as Editor of The Catholic Times, where he remained 6 years. He next spent 8 years as Director of Communications for the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota. Currently he manages and edits The Catholic Voice of Omaha.
In 2015, Dan founded Magnify Media to create database software and to produce short videos for dioceses, parishes, non-profits, and other worthy causes. One of his early projects was a promotional video for Connie’s book Trusting God with St. Therese. He also filmed and edited Connie’s first course, Nothing Shall I Want: Peace Through Detachment. He has served as editor for 5 of Connie’s books. In 2020, he decided to join Connie on camera for the first time, as they begin what they hope will be a series of courses on prayer..
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