Judy Landrieu Klein is a Catholic wife, mother, grandmother and theologian whose wisdom was learned in the fields of redemption and restoration. Through her apostolate, Memorare Ministries, she speaks words of holy hope to audiences looking for a respite from the storms of life.
A “revert” to Catholicism, Judy received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas in the Jubilee Year 2000. She also carried out post-graduate doctoral studies in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athanaeum in Rome. Judy served as an adjunct professor of Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans for seven years. She received the mandatum from Archbishop Alfred Hughes in 2004.
As a published author, Judy’s books include Living Water: Understanding The Gift Of New Life Through Baptism and Sez Who: Why Church Authority Established By Christ Is So Important To Us Today and Miracle Man, which chronicles her late husband Bernie’s near death experience and deathbed conversion following a massive heart attack in December 2008. Miracle Man was an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Catholicism. Judy’s most recent book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Surrendering Your Child to God will be published by Ave Maria Press in the Fall of 2016.
Judy served as co-host of Radio Maria’s Apologetics Live program for 4 1/2 years and has appeared on EWTN’s Women of Grace, Focus Worldwide Television’s Focus, Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta in the Afternoon and Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connection. She has been the featured speaker at many faith-based events, including Magnificat Women’s Breakfasts and Legatus dinners. She was recently a keynote speaker at Catholic Women in Action’s Advent Day of Reflection and Lenten Day of Reflection, the St. Louis Marian Conference and the Fullness of Truth Conference.
Judy lives in New Orleans with her husband Dr. Mark Gelis, a Pastoral Counselor, and has five children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.