Gina Loehr is a popular author and inspirational speaker, a theology teacher and the mother of six young children. She worked in cooperation with the Pontifical Council for the Family as a panelist at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, and also served as a delegate for the Pontifical Council for the Laity's 2013 Vatican study on women and the Church. While serving in this capacity, she met Pope Francis about whom she published her fourth book, Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision. In addition to her book on the Holy Father, Gina has written two books on women saints, The Four Teresas and Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey, as well as two books on Catholic women’s spirituality, Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women and her newest release, The Church is Our Mother: Seven Ways She Inspires us to Love.

Gina holds a master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a bachelor's degree in theatre studies. Her education and her unique conversion from "theatre" to "theology", along with her background as a catechetical missionary and retreat leader with NET Ministries and several years of work in youth/young adult ministry and pro-life outreach equipped Gina for her writing and speaking career. After teaching high school theology and theatre for two years, in 2004 Gina worked as a full time chastity speaker, inspiring thousands of teens and young adults with dynamic presentations on the subject. From there she began speaking to a wide range of Catholic audiences, writing books and doing freelance writing projects for Catholic periodicals. Her writing has appeared in The National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, St. Anthony Messenger Magazine, First Things, Franciscan Way, The Catholic Herald and on Patheos and Catholicmom.com.

Gina prefers not to use “canned” talks, but specializes in creating custom presentations for conferences, diocesan events, workshops, fundraisers, retreats and in-services on topics such as marriage, family, and motherhood as well as spirituality, authentic beauty, women’s issues and the saints. She is also a trained NFP teacher who has spoken for numerous engaged enrichment events in her archdiocese. A frequent guest on Catholic radio, Gina has done interviews for EWTN radio, Relevant Radio and Ave Maria radio among others and is often consulted for her expertise on the vocation of women in the Church. In 2011 Gina began teaching theology at Marian University of Wisconsin where she currently lives on a 600 acre dairy farm with her husband and children.

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Video Interview With Gina Loehr and Al Giambrone, Authors of Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision

Gina & Baby with Pope Francis at the Vatican

The Church is Our Mother

The Church is Our Mother
“The Church is woman, she is mother, and this is beautiful. You must consider and go deeper into this.” When Pope Francis spoke these words to Gina Loehr and her companions during a private audience in October of 2013, she felt a tug on her heart—a kind of commission. She was at the Vatican to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of St. John Paul II’s letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), a document that had profoundly transformed her understanding of women and the Church. And now she heard a call to further reflection on these themes. Loehr asks, “Why do we refer to the Church as she or Mother Church? And what does this reveal about the nature of the Church and the nature of motherhood?” Each chapter of The Church Is Our Mother explores one theme mothers and Mother Church have in common: creation, caring, teaching, acceptance, sacrifice, healing, and celebration. A study guide offers relevant meditations from the liturgy, the Catechism, the saints and the sacraments, and also shares personal stories from seven other mothers to inspire readers on their own journeys of faith and family. Both a personal memoir and a universal call to understanding, The Church Is Our Mother will act as a springboard for other women to delve ever more deeply into the beautiful mystery of Mother Church, and offers a new perspective on the tremendous importance of the vocation of motherhood itself.

Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision

Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision
Why did the pope choose the name Francis? St. Francis lived a life of dedication to the Gospel. In choosing this great saint as patron, Pope Francis signaled early on that his papacy would reflect a profound embrace of that same Gospel. Gina Loehr, with Al Giambrone, examines five Gospel values important to both men: humility, charity, church, peace, and joy. For each value, there is a chapter containing a Scripture reflection, examples from the lives of St. Francis and Pope Francis, relevant Church teaching, and questions for reflection.

The Four Teresas

The Four Teresas
An out-of-the-box look at four of the greatest women of the Church, and what their example can mean for you. Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and Mother Teresa, who wouldn t want these women as friends and guides? Lively, determined, devout but never passive, they were all straight-shooters with an abundance of common sense. They were also deeply in love with God, clinging to him with a tenacity that freed them to do the impossible. Using the Great Commandment as her guide, Gina Loehr focuses on how each of these women lived out one particular aspect of the command to love God with heart, mind, and soul and neighbor as self. Practical tips offer suggestions on how to be like the Teresas and points for reflection drive the lessons home. These friends of God will help you become, as they were, expert in living out Christ s perfect law of love.

Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women

Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women
Mascara will help and eyeliner too, but the surest way to a beautiful you doesn't require hours at the cosmetics counter. The best beauty routine starts within. Choosing Beauty guides you through a day-by-day inner makeover that will give you a glow that can only come through a life infused with the virtues. Learn how to step away from gossip, grow in courage, practice mercy and enter more fully into the qualities that will allow your inner light to shine.

Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey

Real Women, Real Saints: Friends for Your Spiritual Journey
What would it take for you to become a saint? If you're thinking of quiet cloisters and hours in undisturbed prayer, think again. Real women who became real saints run the gamut from quiet to boisterous, single, married, divorced, post-abortive, social activists, hermits, academics, doctors and more. Among these women there is a friend for you, someone even a bit like you.