Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.  While her first passion is teaching, Garrido has also served the school in a number of administrative roles including (at varying points in time) as Director of the Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching, Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Most recently, Garrido served as the Marten Fellow in Preaching at the University of Notre Dame.

Garrido preaches each month for the Dominican website Word.op.org and is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016).  Her recent book Let’s Talk about Truth (Ave Maria Press, 2020) took second place in the professional ministry category for the Catholic Media Association. She has visited all 50 states and 20 countries, having spoken in over 250 diocesan, university, parish, health care, educational, and business settings.

In 2013, Garrido affiliated with the Triad Consulting Group, a global corporate education and communications firm founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project.  She now splits her time between her office in St. Louis, MO and  her apartment in Atlanta, GA where she resides with her very understanding husband.  Their ukulele-toting son makes appearances during winter and summer breaks.



July 10, 2022

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is neighbor a noun or a verb? Is it someone you live near…or someone who draws near when you need them? Is neighbor something you have or something you do?

December 25, 2021


There is nothing—nothing—in our human existence that [Christ] does not enter into, including the experience of life in the womb and the travail of birth.

February 25, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

We who are the descendants of Abraham—the offspring of Isaac—know that God never wants us to sacrifice our children. Our God abhors such a thing.

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