Mary Elizabeth Looby has been a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart for 52 years. With an academic background in pastoral care and counseling, and training in spiritual direction, she has been a spiritual director and retreat director for over 35 years. She served on her congregation's Leadership Council, and currently lives in Philadelphia, where she does spiritual direction and retreat ministry.

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Finding God in Ghana

After serving five years in leadership for my congregation, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia, I wanted a ministry experience in an underserved area, helping in whatever way I could. In March, I traveled to Ghana, West Africa, expecting to find God. I was not disappointed.