Lessons from a Fig Tree

Memories and Meditations from a Cajun Grandmother

by Susan Dupré LaHaye



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/2/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781489729361
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781489729354
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781489729378

About the Book

In Lessons From a Fig Tree, author Susan Dupré LaHaye compiles seven decades’ worth of collected prayers, poems, words of wisdom, and deep, personal spiritual explorations in a heartfelt expression of a long life well-lived. Telling the story of many a Cajun grandmother––past, present, and future—this memoir shares how LaHaye’s Bonne Famille Catholique lives the dream of rural “Cajuns,” loving their French heritage through music and food cooked in big pots, with the entire family living within six miles of her home on the Mamou prairie. It chronicles how she is guided by her Catholic faith, which she holds close to her heart and shares with everyone she meets. Through a compilation of essays that document revealing moments along her spiritual journey and her personal and professional life, LaHaye communicates hope, gratitude, and inner reflection that guides one to lasting, lifelong growth.

About the Author

Susan DupréLaHaye has earned a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s in professional counseling form Louisiana State University, and a doctorate in pastoral counseling. She taught English and religion in Louisiana schools for over twenty years. After retiring in 1982, LaHaye volunteered as a school counselor and as a CCD, RCIA, and swimming teacher. She still works with teens, adults, and the elderly as a spiritual director. LaHaye and her husband have five children, seventeen grandchildren and many many great-grandchildren.