Ms. Minta Davis, PhD, is a retired Air Force veteran with over 20 years of service, retired civil servant for the Federal Government with over 35 years of service. Currently employed with the Anne Arundel Community College leading online and in-person classes under the Health Sciences Department. Since 2015, I’ve served as a volunteer at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Maryland. I enjoy writing, have authored published work, certified yoga instructor, certified health consultant, and walking in nature.
My spiritual journey expanded when I converted to Catholicism in 1997. I served as an Adoration guardian, sang with the adult choir, worked in various groups for community support that provided donations, evangelization, and support to the local soup kitchen. Today, my vocation includes participating in a weekly rosary prayer group. I am an active parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Community in Sykesville, Maryland. I volunteer at Saint Joseph Catholic Community food pantry, am an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Seven Sisters Apostolate.
Around 2009 I learned about the Bon Secours retreat center offerings from my yoga student, but never had the chance to follow up. In 2021, while on a drive, I found the retreat center – located 20 minutes from my home. I inquired about the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates. Today, I am preparing to become a Bon Secours Associate. As an associate in formation, I have facilitated a monthly meeting, led prayer and faith sharing with my own written work, sent personal greetings to various Sisters of Bon Secours at Marriottsville, Maryland, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). My study of the charism has deepened my understanding of what service to humanity means; and reflecting over my life’s work and volunteerism, the connection to the Bon Secours charism allows me to raise hope in the lives of those I serve. I recently accepted the position as the Marriottsville Associate group newsletter reporter, participate in monthly contemplative centering prayer, and look forward to supporting the Sisters of Bon Secours’ mission.