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Lavinia Spirito

Lavinia Spirito is the Founding Team Teaching Leader for Catholic Way Bible Study, currently distributed in over 42 states and internationally. 

Though she grew up in Rome, Italy, Lavinia received her B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Michigan; obtained her J.D. from The University of Kentucky College of Law; as well as a Masters in Theology from The Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. She is also Adjunct Lecturer for the Saint Meinrad Permanent Deacon Formation Program.

Lavinia prepares and delivers all the lectures for Catholic Way Bible Study, an in depth study of the Scriptures as applied to daily life. She travels and speaks nationally and internationally giving retreats, Priest Retreats, Parish Missions, and Days of Reflection.

She is co-host of “Real Living” a weekly podcast on Breadbox media on relevant issues facing today’s Catholics, as well as blogging and writing articles for various websites. Lavinia collaborates with Renewal Ministries in various ways, including id916. Finally she leads groups in pilgrimage to Rome, the Holy Land, and other interesting places.

She and her husband Michael live in Lexington, Kentucky and have two adult daughters.

Our Leadership

Judy Paternostro
Vincenette (Vinnie) Bush
Debbie Pfeifer
Patsy Bunnell
Calendar & Events
Mary Jo James
Question Development

Our Advisory Board

The CWBS advisory board provides operational and spiritual oversight, keeping the organization focused on its powerful mission.

Most Reverend John Stowe, OFM Conv.

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Mr. Peter Herbeck

Director of Missions, Renewal Ministries, Ann Arbor Michigan

Mrs. Barbara de Movellan
Mr. Robert Trussell
Dr. Peter S. Williamson

S.T.D. Adam Cardinal, Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, General Editor, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Mr. Doug Culp

Secretary for Pastoral Life/Chief Administrative Officer Diocese of Lexington

Mr. Rod Stearn

Director of Catechesis and Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Dr. Douglas M. Neuman, D.M.D.