Contributors to 7 Qualities of Mercy


Fr. David Barnes, ordained in 1997 is a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston where he has served in various parishes including thirteen years at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Beverly, MA. In 2013 he became the Director of the Newman House Catholic Center at Boston University and the Chaplain for Catholic Students at Boston University. He also serves as a Spiritual Director at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. He blogs regularly at  

Sr. Linda Salvatore Boccia, FSP, is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul. When she isn’t driving a Ford F350 truck or clearing snow with the bobcat, Sr. Linda works in the graphic design department of Pauline Books & Media.



Allison Gingras is founder of Reconciled To You ministries and host of A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras on Breadbox Media weekdays at 10 a.m. ET. Allison blogs, writes, and speaks about living as a Catholic in the every day. She created the “Words With” daily devotional app series, Words With Jesus and Words with Mary.  Allison offers presentations and retreats on forgiveness, mercy, trust, JOY and lessons learned from the Blessed Mother.


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Sister  Jacqueline Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP was born and raised in Kenya, Africa. She came to the United States in 2001 to pursue her Masters and PhD studies in Human Resources Development. During graduate school, she felt God unfolding His plans for her life in a unique way by calling her to a deeper relationship with Him through religious consecration. After graduation, she joined the Daughters of St Paul and is currently missioned in Chicago where she enjoys introducing people to the "Love of her life" through books, social media, writing, talks, songwriting, and dance. She has contributed to Pauline titles such as Mary: Help in Hard Times, Live Christ! Give Christ! and The Prodigal You Love.


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Fr. Paul J Henry grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, attending Catholic elementary, prep school, and the Catholic University of America. In 1959, he joined the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales as a religious brother, and taught at schools in Detroit and Philadelphia. He was ordained a priest in 1970. Fr. Henry was appointed the Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services for the USCCB in 1975, and served in that capacity in both the US and Rome for seven years. In 1980, Fr. Paul became a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He taught at St. Mary’s Seminary for four years, and served in Baltimore parishes as associate clergy and pastor. In 1997, Fr. Henry was assigned to full time spirituality work, speaking and leading Ignatian and Salesian retreats in the US and Europe. Fr. Paul was called to give testimony to the miracle that resulted in Saint Faustina Kowalska’s canonization, and was honored to concelebrate her canonization Mass in Rome.  Retired in 2014, Fr. Paul Henry continues to assist priests, deacons, religious, and lay people in spiritual growth.

Sister Kathryn James Hermes, FSP has enjoyed many years of sharing with others faith, spiritual development and prayer as a Daughter of St. Paul. She is the author of a number of books including Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach, Jesus: Mercy from God’s Heart, Cherished by the Lord, and St. Joseph: Help in Life’s Emergencies.  Online she assists with digital publishing at Pauline Books and Media, and has begun the online HeartWork program to accompany people on a grace-filled journey to learn the language of the love they so long to give and receive.

Sr. Kathryn holds an M.T.S. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and an advanced certificate in Scripture. She has spoken to groups and conferences as well as offered retreats throughout the US. She blogs when she’s able at

Sister Mary Lea Hill, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul since 1964, has enjoyed communicating the faith through a variety of apostolic assignments. Her skills as a story teller were honed as director of audiovisual productions when Pauline Books & Media first produced animated features in the early 80s. An editor and author for many years, Sister Mary Lea has written several books, including Prayer and You, Blessed are the Stressed, Saints Alive: The Gospel Witnessed, Saints Alive: The Faith Proclaimed, and the best-selling Basic Catechism (co-authored with Sister Susan Helen Wallace). 

Diana Takouhi Kilarjian is a Fashion Designer and Image Consultant who writes and speaks on Faith, Spirituality and Culture, as well as on Woman, Beauty, Fashion and the complementarity of Man and Woman from the perspective of the Theology of the Body rooted in a Thomistic anthropological understanding of the human person. Diana has spoken at and participated in conferences and events in the United States, in Rome and at the Vatican. Diana has lived, studied and worked abroad in Germany, Belgium and Spain and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, North and Latin America. She is a student of Flamenco and an avid Salsa dancer. Diana's website is:


Nicole Lataif is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as the founder and editor of Her first book, Forever You: A Book About Your Soul and Body, won a 2013 Christopher Award and a 2013 Catholic Press Association Award. Forever You, published by Pauline Books & Media is also available in Spanish as Siempre Tú: Un libro sobre tu alma y tu cuerpo. Her second book, I Forgive You: Love We Can Hear, Ask For and Give won a 2015 Christopher Award, a 2015 Association of Catholic Publishers Award and a 2015 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval.


Nicole is​ an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She gives presentations around the country to both children and adults at schools and parishes on faith-based topics. She is also available for radio / podcast interviews, TV, public speaking and guest blogging. Media inquires may be sent to Nicole lives with her loving husband in Boston, MA. 


Jeffrey E. Mathews, MD, has been a Pauline Cooperator since October 11, 2009.  He is currently President of the Advisory Board to the St. Louis Daughters of St. Paul.  He and his wife, Carolyn, are blessed with three sons and two daughters.  Dr. Mathews is a gastroenterologistin St. Louis.  He also travels to Honduras yearly as part of the Giaccardo GI Group to perform gastroenterology consultations and procedures in Catacamas, Honduras.

Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP is a former atheist who, thanks to the grace of God, has returned to the faith she was raised in and now tries to help others bring their loved ones back to the faith. She is the author of The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church and blogs at Pursued by Truth.


Tom O'Shea is a permanent deacon serving the two Catholic parishes of Lynnfield, Massachusetts.  He also teaches in the diaconate formation program of the Archdiocese of Boston.  In his secular career, he is currently a consultant to the financial services industry, having worked nearly two decades creating new products and services for a major brokerage firm based in Boston.


Sr. Maria Ruth Reyes, FSP  “ When Sister Maria Ruth Reyes Leal joined the Daughters of St. Paul in Colombia in 1962, she never imagined where her vocation would take her. Though she never could have predicted it, Sister Maria Ruth’s vocation has led her to become one of the largest producers of Spanish radio programs in the world.” Read more about Sr. Ruth in this article from the Arlington Catholic Herald.,15439?sub_id=15439



Anthony Ruggiero is currently the Operations Manager of the Pauline Books & Media Centers throughout the United States.  He assists the Daughters of St. Paul in choosing their media inventory and in administering the daily needs of each Pauline Center. Before joining Pauline Books & Media, Anthony practiced law and served as a pastoral musician in several parishes throughout New Jersey and Massachusetts.


Sister Hosea Rupprecht is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community dedicated to evangelization with the media. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and an MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis.


Sr. Hosea is director of the East Coast office of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, based in Staten Island, NY, and speaks on media literacy and faith to catechists, parents, youth, and young adults. Together with Father Chip Hines, she is the co-host of Searchlight, a Catholic movie review show on Catholic TV. Sr. Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy, released by Pauline Books & Media.

For the past 15 years, she has facilitated various film dialogues for both children and adults, as well as given presentations on integrating culture, faith and media.



Sister Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP has been a member of the Daughters of St. Paul since 1976. She has an M.A. in theology from the University of Dayton and has served on the editorial staff of Pauline Books & Media for more than twenty years. Sister Marianne is the author of several books, including Mary: Help in Hard Times and Angels: Help from on High. When she’s not writing, editing, or working on logic puzzles, Sister Marianne can be found blogging at 

Alexis Walkenstein is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned public relations pro working to evangelize the culture with positive media. With over 20 years experience in major markets such as Washington D.C., New York, and Atlanta, Alexis’ career began in Boston at WHDH-TV (NBC), where she managed story assignments and editorial content managing the station’s coverage of historic events such as the 9-11 terror attack, the death of John Kennedy Jr., the crash of TWA #800, the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and the death and funeral of now Saint John Paul II. Alexis went on to serve the Diocese of Palm Beach as director of communications and chief spokesperson, a position she held for five years under Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito. Alexis promotes movies, celebrities and other cool stuff. Projects include Soul Surfer, The Way, For Greater Glory, Courageous, The Mighty Macs, Restless Heart, Little Boy, Captive, and The Young Messiah. Alexis currently resides in Los Angeles and while promoting everyone else’s movies, she’s secretly plotting her own! Connect with her on Twitter @walkenstein

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe A wife and mother of eight, Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is an editor of children’s and teen books at Pauline Books & Media. She is the author of Adoption: Room for One More? and co-author of The Mass Explained for Kids and Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children. Jaymie’s biweekly column has appeared in Boston’s archdiocesan newspaper, The Pilot, since 1995.

Since her conversion to the Catholic faith in 1983, Jaymie has directed parish adult faith formation, children’s sacramental preparation, and liturgical music ministry. Jaymie combines teaching with original inspirational music under Loaves and Fishes Ministry. She frequently speaks to groups on living and sharing the faith, family life, and answering God’s call to holiness and mercy. Devoted to the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales, Jaymie is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from St. John’s Seminary, Boston. You can find Jaymie on Facebook and follow her @YouFeedThem.