As sole proprietor of Coronæ Rosarum, Carol Anne Jones, M.A., is the author/designer of the products presented at this website. Having earned a Masters Degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Virginia, Carol is presently working toward her Masters in Systematic Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. She graduated with Honors in English from the College of William and Mary.

Carol served for six years as the Director of Religious Education [DRE] at Saint Theresa Parish in Ashburn, VA, with the largest CCD program in the Diocese of Arlington--2,000 students, 100 classes per week in 7 sessions, and 300 volunteers each year. She also worked for two years as DRE at Saint Louis Parish in Alexandria, VA, serving a smaller but very diverse community, as well as leading the Adult Education and RCIA programs there. Her prior experience includes working as the Assistant to the DRE at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls, VA, where she also managed the Parish Book Corner and Gift Cabinet, with sales of over $10,000 yearly. She also volunteered extensively in her home parish, serving as Sacristan, Altar Society Chair, Pastoral Council Member, Cantor, and Assistant to the Choir Director.

A published author, her writing credits include these articles: "Hamlet and Contempt of the World: The Crisis of Conscience," Saint Austin Review (2011); "'Shine Forth upon Us in Thine Own True Glory,' Lights of Faith: Stained Glass Windows as Tools for Catechesis," Sacred Architecture (2008); "'In the Beginning Was the Word' [On the ICEL Translation]," Our Catholic Faith (2000); "'These Moral Laws of Natures and of Nations Speak Aloud:' Shakespeare's Moral Universe Defended," Crisis (1994); "What My Mother Saved for Me,"Celebrate Life (1993); and "Children's Adoration Booklet," Voices; as well as these poems: "Rachel" Celebrate Life (1993); and "November Thoughts," America (1991).

In her first career as an editor (before she became a full-time mother), she worked as Editorial and Production Manager for the Shakespeare Quarterly (published by the Folger Shakespeare Library) and Managing Editor for Home Economics Research Journal. Returning to editing after her children were grown, she served as Managing Editor, Journal of Research in Music Education; Associate Editor, Teaching Music; and Associate Editor, Music Educators Journal. She also edited several music education books published by NAfME [National Association for Music Education].

At her sons' Catholic school, Carol served the PTO as the Board Secretary, Publicity Chairman, Assemblies Coordinator, and Great Books facilitator. In 1992, she and another mother Mary Wallington, who were both discouraged by the quality of VBS programs available at that time, decided to develop a truly Catholic summer program at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls, VA, calling it The Week of Graces. After 3 summers, Mary moved on to other projects, but Carol continued to create new Week of Graces curricula each summer for the years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013, 2014, and 2015. The Week of Graces has been presented at many parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, including Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint John the Beloved in McLean, Saint John the Evangelist in Warrenton, Saint Theresa in Ashburn, Saint Louis in Alexandria, St. Thomas a Becket in Reston, Saint John the Baptist in Front Royal, Queen of Apostles, Saint Mary's in Alexandria, and St. Veronica's in Chantilly, as well as parishes in Alabama, Texas, and the Diocese of Richmond.

In 1990, Carol also began a small rosary-making business that specializes in handmade, heirloom-quality rosaries and religious jewelry using semi-precious stones, pearls, and high-quality findings.

Other important contributors to The Week of Graces and Heroes of Grace are artists Cathy Pacheco and Kathy Lowell, whose original coloring-page drawings of scenes from the life of Christ, the lives of the Saints, mysteries of the Rosary, and the Blessed Mother have been delighting children since 1998.