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 Marilyn's articles on Sor Maria of Agreda

 Her encyclopedia articles for Grolier Scholastic

About the author

Marilyn H. Fedewa

Right out of college, I taught junior high English in upstate New York. Then, before going on my own as a writer and consultant, I was a vice president of a small liberal arts college in Michigan. From there to writing about a 17th century mystic has been quite a journey. 

I first encountered my favorite mystic's inspiring legacy through reading Sor Maria's signature work, Mystical City of God. That's a story in itself. Then when my late husband and I were in southern France in Biarritz on a very special holiday, I discovered that Sor Maria's birthplace of Agreda was only a 90 mile drive away -- albeit through a very challenging stretch of road running through the Pyrenees Mountains.

Before leaving on that trip, I figured I had put in enough time on my VP job, and hung out my shingle for Cambridge Connections. Originally, I focused on providing communications and public relations services to a range of educational groups. Upon returning, after having interviewed the present-day nuns at Sor Maria's convent for five days, I had a new mission -- find out as much as possible about her while still servicing my clients. Between then and when my biography about her came out in 2009, I wrote a wide range of articles on Maria of Agreda for publication in the U.S. and in Spain, and co-authored Emil Lockwood's biography with the late and dear Stanley Christopher Fedewa. Now, I've published yet a second book about Sor Maria, and her legacy is still building. At some point I was graced with a bit of wisdom and recognized one of my lifelong motivations -- to celebrate kindred spirits. Hence the unfolding mission of Cambridge Connections. 

By way of a more traditional resume, I have a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Political Science, plus graduate hours in Education. Ergo, no titles. I taught school in Rochester (New York), sold real estate in Lake Tahoe (California), and served in higher education administration and fund-raising at Pepperdine University (L.A. and Malibu, California) and Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). I later served as advancement vice president of Olivet College (Olivet, MI) before striking out on my own.

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