Mary DeTurris Poust is a writer, retreat leader, and the author of numerous books on Catholic spirituality, including Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2017-2018, Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2019, and Rejoice and Be Glad: Daily Reflections for Easter to Pentecost 2020. She writes about the spiritual journey on her blog, Not Strictly Spiritual, and in her monthly column, Life Lines. She is also director of communications for the Diocese of Albany, and a contributor to Give Us This Day. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Dennis, and their three children. Visit her website at www.NotStrictlySpiritual.com.