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Gloria Ray Carpeneto

Deacon 2007

Priest 2008

Gloria Ray-Carpeneto, D.Min., Ph.D., is a spiritual director, labyrinth facilitator, Reiki Master, writer, and teacher. In the late 90’s, Gloria conducted her doctoral dissertation research on the embodiment of spirituality in women.  Growing out of that research, she has ministered primarily with women – individually and in groups – for more than twenty years. Gloria has served as Pastoral Associate for Holistic Health Ministry in two Roman Catholic faith communities. She has been an instructor in Psychology, Nursing, and Early Childhood Education at Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University), and advisor to doctoral students’ dissertation committees at University of MD College Park. Gloria’s Ph.D. is in Human Development, and her D. Min. is in Spiritual Direction with a research focus on Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Living. Gloria founded and served as Executive Director of the Friends of the Northeast Interfaith Peace Garden, a community garden and labyrinth located in an urban setting, dedicated to interfaith peacemaking. Together with Andrea Johnson, Gloria currently  co-pastors the Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community in Baltimore MD. Gloria was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Boston MA on July 20, 2008, and lives in Baltimore MD with Myles, her husband of over 50 years. Myles & Gloria are the parents of Robin and Penelope; grandparents to Prema, Uriah, Venus and Salvador; and great grandparents to Zyra, Ariah, Aidan and Lucina. Gloria may be reached at

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