Ruth Fehlker, *1979, lives in Coesfeld, Germany. She holds a master’s degree (Diplom) in Catholic theology from the University of Münster as well as certificates in pastoral psychology and pastoral theology after training with the Diocese of Münster for four years. She works as a pastoral worker (Pastoralreferentin) in the parish of St. Lamberti in Coesfeld (www.lamberti-coe.de)

She is a member of the womens’ council to the  bishop in the Diocese of Münster. In her parish ministry she is responsible for the local groups of the Catholic womens’ Association kfd, and keeps in touch with the reform group Maria 2.0. In youth work she is responsible for Confirmation preparation and for the community of altar servers. She regularly leads liturgies of the word, preaches during mass and also leads funerals. She is part of the team of pastoral workers who publish a “Thought of the Day” on local radio in a one-minute format.

She has been part of the network Catholic Women Speak (www.catholicwomenspeak.com) since 2015 and an essay of hers can be found in their second book “Visions and Vocations”.

Her spirituality is strongly influenced by the community of Taizé and its vision of a united church.



July 19, 2020

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

And so I cling to this unlikely hope: the hope that many small people in many small places who take many small steps will eventually change the face of the earth.

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