Judy Landrieu Klein is a Catholic theologian who speaks a word of holy hope through a dynamic ministry that includes teaching, writing and public speaking. A “revert” to Catholicism, Judy received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas in the Jubilee Year 2000. She 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.
Judy is a published author whose books include Miracle Man, which chronicles her late husband Bernie’s near death experience and deathbed conversion following a massive heart attack in December 2008. The spiritual memoir was awarded the Catholic Writers guild “Seal of Approval” and was an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Catholicism. Other published works 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. A featured writer in a book of 2016 daily meditations recently published by CatholicMom.com and Ave Maria Press, Judy’s newest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Children to God, will be released by Ave Maria Press and CatholicMom.com in the Fall of 2016.
Judy served as co-host of Radio Maria’s Apologetics Live program for 4 1/2 years. Additionally, she has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including EWTN’s Women of Grace, Focus Worldwide Television’s Focus, Ave Maria Radio’s Kresta In The Afternoon and Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connection. A featured speaker at many faith-based events, including Magnificat Women’s Ministry Breakfasts, Legatus dinners, and Theology on Tap meetings, Judy was a keynote speaker at the St. Louis Marian Conference and the Fullness of Truth Conference in 2016.
Judy is the founder of Memorare Ministries, which is dedicated to bringing a message of hope and encouragement to those who are suffering. She is married to Dr. Mark Gelis, a Pastoral Counselor, and is the proud mother of five children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.