Grow closer to God and stronger in prayer with Give Us This Day

 

Give Us This Day is a monthly publication for today’s Catholic that helps you pray each and every day. Whether you have five minutes or a half hour, Give Us This Day supports you with:

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About Liturgical Press

Founded in 1926 by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press is committed to spreading the Good News through publications in theology, spirituality, monastic wisdom, liturgy, prayer, preaching, and music. To learn more, visit Liturgical Press.

Meet the Give Us This Day Team

Mary Stommes

Mary Stommes

Editor
An oblate of St. Benedict, Mary Stommes is editor of Give Us This Day and appears frequently in the roster of writers. Prior to the founding of Give Us This Day in 2010, she was managing editor of Liturgical Press’s book division.
Peter Dwyer

Peter Dwyer

Publisher
Give Us This Day publisher, Peter Dwyer, joined Liturgical Press as marketing manager in 1989, and has served as director of the Press since 2001. Prior to joining Liturgical Press he worked in magazine publishing in Minneapolis and New York.
Br. Aelred Senna, OSB

Br. Aelred Senna, OSB

Associate Editor
A monk of Saint John’s Abbey, Br. Aelred Senna, OSB, was the associate publisher and now serves as associate editor for Give Us This Day. His pre-monastery background is in marketing, educational publishing, and curriculum.
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Cathy Donovan

Associate Publisher
Cathy Donovan joined Liturgical Press as associate publisher of Give Us This Day in 2012. She spent over 25 years in parish ministry before joining Liturgical Press.
Kendra Ohmann

Kendra Ohmann

Publishing Assistant
Kendra Ohmann joined Liturgical Press as publishing assistant for Give Us This Day in 2019. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree. She has a varied background, and has held positions as a newspaper reporter, radio producer, sales expert, and account specialist.
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Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Writer
A member of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, Sr. Susan Barber composes the daily intercessions in Give Us This Day. One of her community’s organists, Sr. Susan holds a master of arts degree in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and studied organ with Phillip Kloeckner at the University of Chicago.
Robert Ellsberg

Robert Ellsberg

Writer
Publisher of Orbis Books, Robert Ellsberg writes the popular “Blessed Among Us” feature in Give Us This Day. Ellsberg is author of numerous books, including Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses and The Saints’ Guide to Happiness. He is editor of The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, Modern Spiritual Masters: Writings on Contemplation and Compassion, and many other books.
Fr. James Martin, SJ

Fr. James Martin, SJ

Editorial Advisor
In addition to serving as an editorial advisor to Give Us This Day, James Martin writes the popular monthly “Teach Us to Pray” column. He is editor-at-large of America magazine and author of many books, including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and a new collection of his columns from Give Us This Day entitled In All Seasons, For All Reasons.
Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Norris

Editorial Advisor
An editorial advisor and frequent contributor to Give Us This Day, Kathleen Norris is an award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times best sellers The Cloister Walk; Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life; Dakota: A Spiritual Geography; and Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. Norris is an oblate of Saint Benedict and regularly speaks to students, medical professionals, chaplains, and other groups.
Sr. Irene Nowell, OSB

Sr. Irene Nowell, OSB

Editorial Advisor
A member of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, Sr. Irene Nowell wears many Give Us This Day hats! She is an editorial advisor, the liturgical editor (selecting the Scripture texts for morning and evening prayer each month), and a frequent contributor. Sr. Irene is author of numerous books, most recently Wisdom: The Good Life and Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God through the Psalms.
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP

Editorial Advisor
An editorial advisor and frequent contributor to Give Us This Day, Timothy Radcliffe is former master general of the Order of Preachers. He is the author of numerous books, including Stations of the Cross (with art by Martin Erspamer, OSB) and Take the Plunge: Living Baptism and Confirmation. In 2015 Pope Francis named Radcliffe a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Editorial Advisor
An editorial advisor and frequent contributor to Give Us This Day, Ronald Rolheiser is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community builder, lecturer, and writer. Rolheiser’s numerous award-winning books include Sacred Fire, The Holy Longing, and Against an Infinite Horizon, and his weekly syndicated column is carried by more than eighty newspapers worldwide.
Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. Prior to her time at CRS, Woo served as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. She and her husband, David Bartkus, are the parents of two grown sons.