I AM Ma Devi.
I am here to remind you that You are the Light of the World.
I Am Ma Devi, also known as Mary Francis Drake. By spiritual training and ordination, I am a Mystical Christian Bishop. By academic training, I am a therapist and university faculty. I have also had training and experience in yoga, meditation, postpartum doula work and hospice work, and I am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program.
Those are the credentials you might be interested in, but who I am in fact is a Servant of Love. Ma Devi is my spiritual Name and means ‘divine mother.’ In this given role, my mission is to love people by seeing them, hearing them, receiving them and uplifting them.
All of the offerings you’ll see here are meant for the purpose of alleviating suffering and lifting people into connection with the inner divine and their own soul’s purpose in life. Because of the wide breadth and depth of my experience and expertise, I have many tools with which to help you.
If you are struggling or feeling discontent or unguided, I hope you will consider speaking with me about how I might help you find your way home to yourself and to peace. Let’s talk about what has you unsettled and see if we can get you to a place where you feel relieved, revived and reinvigorated for a hopeful future.
Deep Peace to You,
The Right Reverend Mary Francis Drake
MA, MSW, D-Min Candidate
Meet Ma Devi
Dancing in the Doorway: A Life's Journey Between Worlds
Purposeful memoir, 2022
This book is the story of a life told for the purpose of bringing healing and hope to the reader. Dancing in the Doorway tells of one woman’s journey of suffering and victory over suffering; of pain and the hard-won wisdom of pain. Throughout this journey, the author's spiritual experiences paralleled the lessons of life in both intensity and consistency. The resilience, passion and liberation of spirit that resulted are both miraculous and victorious. Every human has a heroes journey to embark upon. This purposeful memoir be just the map of sorts to guide and encourage the reader along their own unique way.
beauty, grit & grace
Poetry collection, 2018
'beauty, grit & grace' captures the sublime and mundane moments of life in poetry. She hopes your heart will be sparked in remembrance, kinship and understanding. We're all on this raw and awesome journey together, may we move in genuineness and courage as time passes by.
This Much I Know Is True
Essay Collection, 2016
'This Much I Know is True' is a work of the heart. Through essays on the nature of love and life, and mystical poetry to nourish the soul, Mary Francis Drake offers a refreshing, uplifting experience to be contemplated and assimilated into the being of the reader. Relish the short but rich reminders of spiritual truths and the deep, nourishing poetry which reminds us of our ultimate source and purpose; Love. May the peace of these words descend upon your heart, mind and soul and bring you home to your Self.