Everyday Hospitality highlights hospitality as a Christian virtue, revealing its deep ties to our spiritual lives and our connection to others as members of the human family. Catholic journalist Thea Jarvis uses folksy, humorous, and heartfelt charm to bring spiritual and religious depth to this common element of everyday life. Weaving together anecdotes and examples of hospitality—taken from scripture, her own life, and the lives of other high-profile figures such as Mother Teresa—Jarvis illuminates how critical the Christian virtue of hospitality has always been and will continue to be. From donating spare clothes to the needy or welcoming a stranger, Everyday Hospitality is filled with such stories of common kindness, demonstrating the joy and ease with which anyone can embrace the Christian virtue of hospitality.
Thea Jarvis has had a life-long interest in writing, with a special focus on the spiritual dimensions of family life. For many years, she worked as a journalist and free-lance writer for numerous periodicals including the Atlanta Constitution, America Magazine, Catholic Digest, and Catholic News Service. Her family life column appeared for nineteen years in Georgia Bulletin, Atlanta’s Catholic weekly newspaper and in seventeen other newspapers around the country.