The Courage to Love and Serve is a new book about a courageous woman , Judy Beaumont RCWP, who was the hands and feet of Christ to people in need on the margins in Southwest Florida. This is a story about a life of compassion and selfless service to the homeless, social justice activism and courage -about a woman embracing a call to ministry as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
This book written by Dr. Judy Lee RCWP , also a woman priest, was published by Outskirts Press and is available on Amazon.
I ordained Judy Beaumont a priest on January 21, 2012. It was a great joy to see both these women priests in action as co-pastors at Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community. Their ministry changed lives and helped people to heal from the effects of addictions, poverty and abuse. Together they reflected the presence of Christ in the Ft. Myers area in visible concrete ways that included helping over 100 people move from homelessness to having a home. These women priests fostered deep bonds of faith and caring in their beloved community. You will be uplifted by this inspiring book of love and activism. I am proud to call them companions on the journey.
Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan