Catholic Vitamin K: Kenosis

Our ‘vitamin’ for this show is a K-Vitamin: Kenosis. In Catholic teaching, Kenosis is the voluntary renunciation by Christ of his right to divine privilege in his humble acceptance of human status. Paul describes kenosis aptly to the Philippians: “His state was divine, yet He did not cling to his equality with God, but emptied Himself to assume the condition of a slave” (Philippians 2:6-7). (Etym. Greek kenosis, an emptying.)

Our guest for this show is new author (but long-time newspaper woman) Sherry Boas. She’s the author of The Lily Trilogy – three novels named:  Until Lily, Wherever Lily Goes, and Life Entwined with Lily’s. The real life of Sherry is definitely a model of Kenosis – emptying and pouring out goodness, kindness and giving up of self.

And Sherry has translated Kenosis into a wonderful work of fiction found in her first three books. If you are touched deeply by love and self-giving… if you have been around the love of a Down Syndrome child… if you know of a family that faced the decision of what to do if a baby in the womb is found to have the likelihood of a birth defect — you’ll want to buy all three of the books in The Lily Trilogy.

From an earlier interview, I found that Sherry was raised in Mexico City, then rural Massachusetts and finally in Arizona where we eventually came in contact with one another.

Sherry says she’s loved fiction from an early age and had visions of her first novel since about eight years of age. It took until this days for a wonderful story of love and self-giving to come out of the mind of this wonderful writer.

Sherry Boas donated three copies of the first of her novels (UNTIL LILY) to listeners to Catholic Vitamins podcast. Hurry and call us at 206-350-3789 or send us an email to However you contact us, make sure you say something like Lily Book so we’ll know what your entering your name/contact info for.  

Blessings. Thanks dear Sherry. I’m so hooked on your first book and I look forward to reading more of your work. 🙂

Deacon Tom

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