Thibodeaux, Mark E. 1970-

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THIBODEAUX, Mark E. 1970-


Born February 13, 1970, in Church Point, LA; son of Carroll J. (a farmer) and Shirley V. (a spiritual director) Thibodeaux. Ethnicity: "Cajun (French Canadian)." Education: Loyola University, B.S., 1993; Weston Jesuit School of Theology, M.Div., 2000, Th.M., 2001. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, running, cooking.


Office—Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, 8900 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036. E-mail—[email protected].


Ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits; S.J.), 1988—, member of formation consultants for New Orleans Province, New Orleans, LA, 1996-97. Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory, Dallas, TX, teacher of theology and counselor, 1993-97; Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, TX, director of pastoral ministry and teacher of theology, 2001—. Company (magazine), member of board of directors, 2001—.


Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplation, St. Anthony Messenger Press (Cincinnati, OH), 2001.

Dear God, I'm Moody: Prayer Starters for Every Occasion (tentative title), St. Anthony Messenger Press (Cincinnati, OH), in press.

Contributor to books, including A Shepherd for New Orleans, New Orleans Province, Society of Jesus (New Orleans, LA).


Two children's books, José and the Ants and The Apple Tree.


Mark E. Thibodeaux told CA: "As a Jesuit and a Roman Catholic priest, my purpose in writing is to inspire and inform 'the people in the pew,' the everyday Christians who do not have a theological background. In my writing, I try to take difficult theological and spiritual concepts such as contemplation and discernment and make them easy for anyone to understand and to practice."