Pregnant Pauses: Inspiring Stories for Advent (A video series)

December, 2024

presented by Mary Kay Whitacre and Debbie Carmody, filmed by Katie Rohlfing

Cost: free-will offering

This video series is created to help you take a pregnant pause each week of Advent to spark insight in the midst of your waiting for Christmas. We can find so much motivation from the stories of others just like us who are trying to live in hope, peace, joy, and love. Through a series of four brief videos—one for each week of Advent—you will find inspirational stories from everyday life, a spiritual quote and a prayer that you can access at a time you find convenient. This mini-retreat is designed to help busy persons of all ages prepare for Christmas. It is perfect for both individuals and families.

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Mary Kay Whitacre has worked in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Church for more than 45 years. She received a Master’s degree in Religious Education in 1982, and her Doctor of Ministry in 2017 from Seattle University.  After she graduated from the Souljourners Spiritual Direction Formation Program in 2005, she joined the Souljourners staff. Currently, Mary Kay is a part of the Souljourners Leadership team. She provides spiritual direction and supervision, and leads a variety of retreats for Sophia Center.  

Debbie Carmody is retired after 28 years in pastoral ministry at Good Shepherd Parish in Shawnee, Kansas. She has a master’s degree in Religious Education from Loyola—New Orleans.


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