Lauri Ann Lumby

Lauri Ann Lumby

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a published author, spiritual counselor, transformational educator, Reiki master, and ordained interfaith minister. She is the founder and owner of Authentic Freedom Academy which supports the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents. You can learn more about Lauri and her work at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com. Her books are available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.

Confessions of a Recovering Catholic

Essay

Mother’s Day 1972: It was my First Communion and, like all good Catholic girls, I was decked out in my white dress and veil, hands folded in prayer, and head bowed as a sign of my unworthiness. I stepped forward to receive my first taste of the consecrated host, and I was forever changed.