Ann Garrido

Ann is the oldest of eight children in a close-knit Catholic family from St. Louis, Missouri. From a very early age, Ann displayed an unnatural attraction to writing with chalk. Some of her earliest memories involve constructing elaborate lesson plans and schedules for an attic academy that her siblings refused to attend. By the age of twelve, she was designing weeklong retreat experiences…. that her siblings also refused to attend.

Forced to ply her trade outside the home, Ann joined the ranks of Catholic school educators in 1991. After four years teaching middle school and high school on the Pacific island of Guam, she pursued her Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching at Aquinas Institute of Theology. Ann joined the Institute’s faculty in 2000.

    Over the past two decades she has taught a range of courses in pastoral theology, homiletics, and catechetics while also serving in a variety of administrative positions including Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project, Director of the Doctorate of Ministry program, and Director of the Masters in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 

    Ann’s ongoing reflection on her experience as an educator and administrator has led to a number of publications and speaking engagements. She is the author of ten books, as well as numerous essays and articles. She has visited all 50 states and 20 countries, having spoken at over 250 diocesan, educational, health care, ministry, and business gatherings including:

    • National Catholic Education Association
    • Olin Executive Education at Washington University
    • The Church Network
    • Archdiocese of Chicago
    • National Pastoral Musicians
    • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities 
    • National Association of Catholic Chaplains
    • Association of Theological Schools
    • Catholic Relief Services
    • Boston College
    • National Association of Church Personnel Administrators
    • Catholic Health Association
    • Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
    • University of Notre Dame
    • LA Congress
    • The Wexner Foundation
    • Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association

    In 2013, Ann affiliated with Triad Consulting Group, a global corporate education and communications consulting firm founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Ann has a passion for bringing the best research and practice around healthy communication and conflict management from the business world into the church world.

    Ann now splits her time between offices in St. Louis, MO and Cambridge, MA and her apartment in Atlanta, GA where she resides with her very understanding husband. Their ukelele-toting son makes appearances during winter and summer breaks. She has, unfortunately, developed an extreme aversion to chalk. Something to do with a preference for wearing black. She still loves her siblings and pesters them as often as she can.

    Homily Outlines

    Third Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent BY Con Foley, March 3, 2024  Lectionary 29: Exod 20:1-17 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 1 Cor 1:22-25 John 2:13-25[dipi_advanced_tabs...

    5th Sunday of Lent

    5th Sunday of Lent BY Norman Moran, March 17, 2024 Lectionary 35: Jer 31:31-34 Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Heb 5:7-9 John 12:20-33[dipi_advanced_tabs...
    Pentecost Sunday

    2nd Sunday of Advent B

    2nd Sunday of Advent, Year BBY ANN GARRIDO, December 10, 2023 Lectionary: 6 Isa 40:1-5, 9-11 Ps 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14 2 Pet 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8...
    Christ the King A

    Christ the King A

    Christ the King ABY Ann Garrido, November 26, 2023 Lectionary 160: Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17Ps 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-61 Cor 15:20-26, 28Matt...
    28th Sunday of the Year A

    28th Sunday of the Year A

    28th Sunday of the Year ABY ANN GARRIDO, October 15, 2023 Lectionary 142: Isa 25:6-10a Ps 23:1-31, 3b-4, 5,6 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 Matt...
    21st Sunday of the Year A

    21st Sunday of the Year A

    21st Sunday of the Year ABY ANN GARRIDO, August 27, 2023 Lectionary 121: Isa 22:19-23 Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8 Rom 11:33-36 Matt...
    14th Sunday of the Year A

    14th Sunday of the Year A

    14th Sunday of the Year ABY ANN GARRIDO, July 09, 2023 Lectionary 100: Zech 9:9-10 Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 Rom 8:9, 11-13 Matt...
    Pentecost Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    Pentecost SundayBY ANN GARRIDO, May 28, 2023 Lectionary 63: Acts 2:1-11 Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 John...
    Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

    Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

    Second Sunday of Lent, Year ABY ANN GARRIDO, March 05, 2023 Lectionary 25 Gen 12:1-4a Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 2 Tim 1:8b-10 Matt...
    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of GodBY ANN GARRIDO, January 01, 2023 Lectionary 18: Num 6:22-27 Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Gal 4:4-7 Luke...

    Preaching with Sciences

    Edward Foley, Capuchin
    Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality
    Professor of Liturgy and Music (retired)
    Catholic Theological Union
    Vice-Postulator, Cause of Blessed Solanus