Education and qualifications:
BA in Theology (Catholic Distance University)
Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Nutrition Coach (American College of Healthcare Sciences)
Various certifications in domestic violence, including Violence and Abuse in Catholic & Christian Families (Pax in Familia) and Breaking the Code: Understanding the Different Motives of Those who Batter (Family Peace Initiative)
Certified in Christian Prayer from Institute of Catholic Culture
Certified in Classics in Prayer and Spiritual Life from Catholic Distance University
IFS (Internal Family Systems) trained life coach
Narcissistic Abuse Specialist
In progress: ICF and CPD certified Somatic Trauma Informed Coaching Certification through The School of Trauma Informed Positive Psychology (Caroline Strawson)
In progress: ICF and CPD certified Narcissistic Trauma-Informed Coaching through The School of Trauma Informed Positive Psychology
In progress: Narcissistic Abuse Specialist Certification through The School of Trauma Informed Positive Psychology
Affiliated with Catholics for Family Peace
What is a Prodigal Parishioner?
Alas, there are many of us. Take myself, for example. I’m a cradle Catholic, but for reasons I write about in two separate articles, I slowly drifted away from the Church, bit by bit, until one day I daftly thought to myself … I’m spiritual but not religious! (As if that’s even a thing. But anyway.)
After many years of fruitless wandering, when I (finally and thankfully) journeyed back home to the Catholic Church, I decided to get a degree in Catholic theology. After all, what I’d learned in Sunday School classes had been woefully inadequate; if it hadn’t, if I’d been taught the fullness of our faith from a young age, I likely wouldn’t have left. But that’s neither here nor there. The point is, I have a degree in Catholic theology, I love the Church (and particularly the medieval mystics), and I love to write. And so I present my newsletter, The Prodigal Parishioner. I write from an orthodox perspective on all things Catholic, with a particular emphasis on the medieval mystics such as St. Bonaventura, St. Caterina of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross … well, you get the idea.
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My name is Jenny duBay, and I’m a devoted Catholic, a mother and wife, an author, a freelance writer for various Catholic publications, a domestic abuse survivor-turned-advocate, and the founder of Create Soul Space (https://www.createsoulspace.net and http://www.createsoulspace.org) and the Prodigal Parishioner (http://www.prodigalparishioner.com)