Rev. Joseph Allen Tetlow, S.J., is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Ignatian spirituality and a world-renowned spiritual director. He served in Rome for 8 years as Secretariat for Ignatian Spirituality on the Jesuit General’s staff. He had earlier been dean of Loyola University in New Orleans and President of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He was associate editor of the Jesuit weekly magazine, America.
Rev. Tetlow is the former director of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House at Lake Dallas, Texas, and he is currently professor emeritus and writer-in-residence at Saint Louis University. He received a doctorate from Brown University, and he has served on the Board of Directors of SLU, the University of Seattle, and Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management. Rev. Joseph Tetlow has written numerous articles and books, including Ignatius Loyola: Spiritual Exercises, Choosing Christ in the World, and Making Choices in Christ.
Lyn Holley Doucet, M.Ed. M.S., is an educator, spiritual director, and counselor. She is currently Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of the Oaks Jesuit Retreat House in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, where she is active in leading preached retreats and facilitating continuing education and Peer Supervision for lay spiritual directors. She is the winner of a Catholic Press Award and has published five books, including When Women Pray, When Wisdom Speaks, and Healing Troubled Hearts. Lyn works with women to foster individuation and the flourishing of the inner, spiritual life. She has been an active part of an ongoing contemplative group for four years. She has had a deep interest in Hildegard of Bingen for many years, and this passion was recently nourished by a recent trip to Germany to visit all of Hildegard’s historical sites. Lyn has served on the national board of Theresians International, a thriving spiritual organization, where she was named the first lay spiritual director for the National Board. She was recently honored by this organization as a Woman of Vision.
“When Lyn Holley Doucet speaks, people listen: women and men both, firm contemplatives as well as struggling hearts. She has only grown more powerful since the first of her several books earned a Catholic Press Association award for excellence.”— Fr. Joseph Tetlow, S.J., Ph.D.
Photograph of Lyn Holley Doucet courtesy of Wendy Romero