Thom is a Catholic Permanent Deacon, ordained in 1995. He has served as Pastoral Associate in several churches since his ordination. He is passionate about and has taught Social Justice and World Religion for 9 years. He has completed a 4 Unit Chaplain Residency accredited by ACPE at the local VA Hospital and believes that humble service to those in pain or in need offers us the best chance for peace.
He and his wife Beth have been married for 32 years, and together they have 8 children.
Native American Spirituality is a part of their life as well. They have a Medicine Wheel on their land and do ceremonies there as well. Thom was given a Lakota name in 2005 that means "Bridge Builder." The name was selected by the Lakota Elders in acknowledgement of his work in bridging cultures and religious orientations ,and efforts focused on understanding and healing divisions and acceptance of people who are different.
You can find out more about this deacon couple by visiting their website: www.seventhdirection.com
While you are there, you can sign-up for their FREE Weekly Reflection Service, and check-out Spiritual Direction, Native American Spirituality, and their on-line religion course intended to bring understanding and healing among the Jewish, Christian and Islamic people. They also provides Spiritual Direction. Information about Spiritual Direction is also on the website.
You can contact Deacon Thom through e-mail – email@example.com
Where to find Thom Trunzo online
Heaven Can't Wait: Reflections on Spiritual Living
By Thom Trunzo
Published: March 6, 2014.
This book of 52 Spiritual Reflections is meant to be a prayer tool to help readers explore their responses to the topics.Often, we view life from a secular vantage. But "God is everywhere!" especially in the tiny moments of our lives. Seeking God in all things is Living Spiritually. Reflection questions follow each. Hopefully this will invite you into a new way of living and experiencing God.
Seventh Direction: Journey Within
By Thom Trunzo
Published: September 26, 2013.
This book of guided reflections is a perfect tool for groups who are working to find the spirit in their everyday lives. It offers a way to share insight and wisdom with people gathered for prayer. The reflections in this book can be used by Retreat Leaders, Homilists, Confirmation Leaders and Grief Ministers. Step into a place where God resides and find nourishment and healing for your soul.
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- Spirituality and Prayer
on Dec. 29, 2013
I particularly identified with the section related to the need to return to solitude. I too am an Ordained Deacon, and not only encourage those that I teach or lead in retreats to embrace silence, but also provide times for silent reflection. Deacon Hoover capture the paradoxes in our faith such as strength through weakness, and transformation through peace. We definitely have lost our sense of surrender by filling our lives with noise and power.