Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath is a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, as well as a writer and speaker whose mission is to help people experience a taste of the Divine. He is the author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids: Ordinary Opportunities to Nurture Spirituality at Home, co-author, with Bret Nicholaus, of The Meal Box: Fun Questions and Family Tips to Get Mealtime Conversations Cookin', contributing editor to Loyola Press’s Finding God pre-K through 8 curriculum, and one of the authors of the God’s Gift Sacramental Preparation series. Tom formerly served as Editor of the national magazine U.S. Catholic and co-publisher at TrueQuest Communications. He and his wife Kathleen are always delighted whenever their daughters and granddaughter show up at mealtime.

Tom McGrath es un director espiritual en la tradición ignaciana, así como un escritor y orador cuya misión es ayudar a las personas a experimentar un gusto por lo divino. Es el autor de Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe: Oportunidades ordinarias para nutrir la espiritualidad del hogar; coautor, con Bret Nicholaus, de En torno a la mesa: Preguntas divertidas para compartir la fe en familia; editor colaborador de currículo para Loyola Press de Encontrando a Dios desde prekínder hasta el octavo grado; y uno de los autores de la serie de preparación sacramental Don de Dios. Tom se desempeñó anteriormente como editor de la revista nacional U.S. Catholic y coeditor en TrueQuest Communications. Él y su esposa Kathleen siempre están encantados cuando sus hijas y su nieta se aparecen a la hora de la comida.

Articles by Tom McGrath

  • 10 consejos para mejorar las comidas en familia

    Tom McGrath, autor de Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe, ofrece 10 maneras de aprovechar al máximo el tiempo de las comidas en familia.

  • 10 Tips for Better Family Mealtimes

    Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids, shares 10 tips to help improve your family mealtime.

  • 8 maneras sencillas de celebrar el tiempo sagrado en familia

    A pesar de la vida ajetreada, la familia fácilmente puede crecer en la fe al celebrar juntos lo sagrado mediante ocho actividades sencillas y rutinarias.

  • 8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Sacred Time as a Family

    Even with hectic schedules, it's easy for families to grow in faith together by celebrating the sacred in eight simple and routine activities.

  • Advent Amid the Gift Wrap

    With all the Christmas preparation, it is easy to miss the season of Advent. This year, let's not lose Advent among the gift wrap.

  • Do You Let Your Light Shine?

    Tom McGrath leads us to ask if we’re letting our light shine and seeing the brightness that exists because of the simple goodness of ordinary people.

  • How to Get Started During Lent

    Find ideas for how to get started during Lent. Tom McGrath shares 3 action steps for parents.

  • It’s Never Too Late to Have a Good Day

    Some days just seem to go all wrong, but it's never too late to have a good day. Learn how God can help turn your day around for the better!

  • Looking for family fun activities?

    Not all family fun activities require you to get in your car and spend oodles of cash. In fact, one really fun and free family activity can be done right on your patio or porch. Discover what it is at

  • Make Holy Week Special

    How can you and your family celebrate Holy Week and make it special? Learn how to make Holy Week special for your family at Loyola Press.

  • Noticing the Woman on the Bus

    God always notices what we do, and in God’s great plan, no effort put forth on behalf of “the least of these” will ever be wasted.

  • Prayer and the Family Meal

    Seven different approaches to spicing up the prayer portion of your family meals.

  • Receiving Advent

    How are you receiving Advent? Tom McGrath shares a simple exercise to begin Advent.

  • The Power of Family Meals

    In this Food and Faith story, Tom McGrath shares his memories of family meals, and reflects on the values they instill.

  • Underground Movements

    Advent is a time of seeming dormancy. Slow down this Advent and allow the underground movements to work in you.

  • What Peace Requires

    Tom McGrath reflects on what peace requires. Watch the video and then read his story about the paradoxical recipe for peace.

  • Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

    What we remember and honor on Memorial Day is heroic service and sacrifice. We acknowledge those who nobly gave of themselves. Learn more about service and sacrifice at Loyola Press.

Books by Tom McGrath

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