The Author of this Site
I, Ella Rozett, taught classes on Buddhism, Christianity, and Women in Religion at the Santa Rosa Junior College, North of San Francisco from 1998 to 2005. I studied Comparative Religious Studies in Germany and the US and received my MA in Buddhist Studies with an emphasis on Christian-Buddhist Comparative Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. I have been a public speaker on religious issues since 1987. I lead interfaith meditation groups in jails, recovery centers, and churches. I'm the director of religious education (Sunday school)at my parish. I have ministered to the sick and the dying in hospitals and in their homes.
I'm an interfaith, bridge building kind of woman. I was born in 1961 in Germany, of Jewish descent on my mother’s and gentile ancestors on my father's side. I was baptized and confirmed in the Reformed Evangelical church, but my first spiritual passion was roused by Native American spirituality.
Since a pilgrimage to India in 1983 I reconnected with my Christian roots, but my thinking and spiritual practice have been heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Being a mystic, I found I fit better with the Catholic Church than with German style Protestantism. After years of wondering how I could join a Church that doesn't ordain women, I finally just gave in to God's calling and pulling and officially converted. I pray that God will reward me by bringing about the ordination of Catholic women priests soon!
I attend mass almost every day, spend 2-3 hours daily in some kind of spiritual practice, and fast twice a week. All this is in response to the call of Mother Mary in her apparitions in Medjugorje.