Novotny, Holly




  • Holly was baptized and received into the Catholic Church as a young adult and continued her education in matters of the faith by teaching religious education and ministering to middle and high school youth. She and her husband moved with their young family through Florida and Georgia for his career before landing in Maryland 13 years ago. Homeschooling her two daughters gave them needed continuity in education and paved the way for deeper integration of faith into their daily life. The active pursuit of grace, virtue, and holiness has become the family mission, and service to others is a foundational part of personal and family life. Holly has a passion for sharing about the power of the Lord’s transformative grace and His healing touch in her own life to help others accept the fire of God’s love for them.
  • A Marian Servant, Holly embraces a Rule of Life focused on holiness, obedience, and humble service. As a graduate of the Cenacle School of Spirituality, in affiliation with Franciscan University of Steubenville, she holds a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and accompanies others in their spiritual journey and through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. She returns regularly to the Cenacle for continuing education and as a mentor and facilitator for the School of Spirituality. The MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Redeemer were established in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as an affiliate community of THE MARIAN SERVANTS OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE®, a Public Association of the Christian Faithful, with the mission to guide God’s people to healing, freedom, and purpose in Christ.
  • Additionally, Holly and Adam serve in various ministries at their parish, including mentoring engaged couples as they prepare for marriage, and they currently serve together on the screening committee with the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.



  • Finance Manager, St. Paul Catholic Church
  • Assistant Director, Marian Servants of the Redeemer


  • Ellicott City, MD

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