December 09

Monthly Theme:  PEACE


"...we come to realize that peace is more than merely the absence of violence. Peace becomes an attitude, an approach to living. Peacemaking becomes a way of life."

Mary Guirard, UULALA Fellowship Executive Committee Secretary, will share the thoughts and wisdom of Rev. Joseph Boyd, Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, Ohio, this Sunday, December 09.


To create peace in our world, Rev. Boyd stresses that we must work for equality, justice and world community.  And if we cannot change the inequities of the world we must cultivate an inner peace that will sustain us.
Born and raised in St. Martinville, LA where she resides today, Mary Guirard has had a lifelong passion for ballet.  She studied ballet for 40 years and now practices yoga and T'ai Chi.

Mary graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane. and received her MA from the University of Louisiana.  In addition she raised four kids in the country on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin near Catahoula – making hay, raising cattle, gardening, canning fruit and veggies, making yogurt and butter.
Mary taught family literacy for 13 years in New Iberia and St. Martinville.  And for the last 12 years Mary has worked as an interpretive ranger at Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville. Mary is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Fellowship.