About Pat


Patricia Szczebak is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and teacher whose work can best be described by the words of Henri Nouwen:

“My greatest vocation is to share the glimpses of God I have been allowed to catch.”



Pat’s Associations:

  • Member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Member of Word on Fire Institute

Pat’s Work, Present to Past:

  • Children’s editor for Pauline Book and Media
  • Freelance writer and children’s author
  • Presenter of various faith formation workshops for schools and parishes
  • Catholic school theology teacher and campus minister
  • Public middle school teacher of science and history
  • Parish faith formation director
  • Family liturgy and Children’s Liturgy of the Word director
  • Elementary school teacher

Pat’s Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Westfield State University
  • Master of Arts in Ministry from St. John Seminary in Boston.

Pat prays, writes, and reads in Massachusetts, sharing the blessings of everyday joy with her husband, five grown children, their wonderful spouses, and her extraordinarily gifted grandchildren.