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About Janae Bower

God has a special purpose for your life,” my dad shared with me ever since I was a JBlittle girl.  Little did my father and I know that the words of wisdom he gave me at such a young age would end up being my divine destiny.  I spent the decades of my 20′s passionately searching for “IT” by  studying the fields of spiritual growth, Christian living and personal transformation. I even started my own business  as an inspirational speaker and author called Finding IT to help others find it, live it and give it away.  I’m so grateful for the opportunity to live IT every day as I raise my three sons Gavin, Grant and Garrett.Family9

I’ve always appreciated and respected my Catholic faith; growing up Catholic and attending a Catholic University – the University of St. Thomas – for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Yet it wasn’t until 2011 when I got hit on the head with a wake-up call and truly surrendered to God in a big way that I rediscovered, in such a personal and intimate way, my love for the Lord and the Catholic faith. I wrote about this spiritual journey in my forthcoming book Love Affair with God.

In 2012 my commitment to God deepened. When I turned 40, I dedicated my life and business to “giving IT away” to God.  My devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary was enriched with a couple of pilgrimages and making my Marian Consecration, an official dedication to be set apart for Jesus through Mary, along with women from of our bible study at the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake.  My husband and I, who co-founded a small group ministry for married couples at our church called Couples in Christ, were asked to lead the Minneapolis/St. Paul Archdiocese Rediscover initiative at our church.

JB4The call came for me to step out and live my faith in a bold and dynamic way in 2013  to create and host FaithWalk Retreats.  The vision is to inspire the next generation of Catholic women in an authentic and vibrant way so that they too can live boldly and fearlessly. To help support and mentor me on this journey as an emerging spiritual leader for Catholic women, I was personally invited to join world-renown author and speaker Immaculée  Ilibagiza’s new Grace Group.