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Ann Cavera

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Head shot of Ann CaveraHometown: Bowling Green, OH

Ann Cavera and her husband Jim met and married when they were Peace Corps Volunteers in Liberia, West Africa in 1966. They are the parents of two sons, two daughters and they also have four grandchildren.


From 1997-2011 the Caveras wrote "The Second Half," a weekly column devoted to growing in faith, hope, love and laughter in the second half of laugh. "The Second Half" received two first place awards from the Catholic Press Association (1999 and 2005) as well as other awards.


Ann has been active in parish ministry for more than forty years. Currently, she is active in RCIA as well as other ministries at St. Aloysius Parish, where the Diocese of Toledo has assigned her husband as a permanent deacon.  They also write a monthly column for the Catholic Chronicle for the Diocese of Toledo. In 2005 Liguori Press published Grounded In God; a book of reflections for Catholics in the second half of life. Grounded In God  is available through  bookstores, Liguori Press, or