Meet Becky

Ignatian-Trained Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator and Writer

The Inner chapelBusy Lives & Restless Souls

Welcome!

It’s nice to meet you!   I am passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray; how to make room for God in the busyness. I work hard to practice what I preach — sharing the wisdom that people taught me– on how to pray and how to use the tools of Ignatian spirituality as a lay person.  

Despite the journey it took for me to believe God calls for me, accompanying people deeper in their faith lives is at the heart of my call, whether it’s walking with someone in spiritual direction or through writing or on a retreat. This is the work of my life for the last twenty plus years, and I cannot see stopping it anytime soon.  I am looking forward to accompanying you! 

Stick around for just a while and you’ll find out real quick how deep my Louisiana roots run!  My faith is influenced tremendously by the Catholic community of South Louisiana that continues to broaden my understanding that being Catholic is a lot more than just showing up to mass on Sunday.   It is also about getting outside and seeing God in nature, about hospitality, about sharing meals together, and about supporting your community around you, especially when bad weather is upon us. It is why on any given day there is a good chance you’ll find more than just our family members in our home.  

You’ll learn, too, of my deep love for my hubby, Chris, and children, Brady, Abby and Mary. I guarantee you’ll probably hear a story or two from our sixteen years of marriage and the adventures of our lives as a family! Honestly, there is truly no greater joy than sharing life with these four amazing human beings.    

My  favorite thing to do is sit in deep conversation with another person listening to each other tell the stories of our lives, exploring the deeper questions , and learning more about ourselves, each other, and God in the process.    My hope is that we can do that one day together too- whether it be through meeting each other on a retreat or through my writing. Join my mailing list and let’s be friends!

If you want a bit more of my professional experience, keep scrolling.

More About Becky

CURRENT MINISTRY

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017).  She leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, Becky draws from over twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ.  

Becky is the co-founder of Women of the Well in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, a ministry that accompanies women in their encounter with Christ using the gifts of Ignatian Spirituality.

In addition, she offers reflections series and weekly reflections on her own website as well as monthly reflections on Loyola Press’ Ignatian Spirituality blog, dotMagis.  

She holds an Masters in Pastoral Studies  from Loyola University in New Orleans, a Master of Education from Louisiana State University.  

PREVIOUS MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
Becky is originally from Baton Rouge, LA, where she worked in youth ministry, young adult ministry, and Adult Faith Formation for ten years (1998-2008) in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Her love of retreat ministry began when she was in high school as a peer minister for junior high school retreats. While in college, she founded the Diocesan Youth Retreat Team, a group of college-age students who gave retreats for high school and junior high students at parishes and schools.  Later her passion for retreat ministry spread to facilitating days of reflection and retreats for young adults and adults.  She began Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Charis Retreat Program that are both still in existence today.

In 2008, Becky moved to Athens, GA.  While in Georgia, she worked with the Catholic Center at the University of Georgia.  For four years, (2008-2012) she supported the Catholic Center by offering various retreat programs, spiritual direction, and Adult Faith Formation programs.

From 2009-2013, she worked for Charis Ministries, a Jesuit Retreat ministry for those in their 20s and 30s, where she helped dioceses, parishes, retreat houses, and campus ministries reach those in their 20s and 30s through retreat ministry.

Becky lived in Dallas, TX, for three years, 2012-2015, where she met with people for Spiritual Direction, led people through the Spiritual Exercises, and offered retreats and days of reflection for parishes, schools, ministry organizations and at the local Jesuit Retreat House.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
Becky holds a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University New Orleans with a focus on Christian Spirituality. She has a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from Spring Hill University.  Becky also earned a Masters of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University.  In 2014, she completed the Ignatian Preached Retreat Practicum offered by Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House.
WRITING & CONTRIBUTIONS

Published Works:

Loyola Press dotMagis Blog

Loyola Press 3 minute Retreat Lenten Reflections

Loyola Press DRE Connect:

Loyola Press Advent Reflection in Finding God Series Textbook

Midwest Jesuits Magazine:

Busted Halo

Catholic Digest Blog

Charis Ministries Blog

Paulist National Catholic Evangelist Newsletter

Catechetical Leader Magazine:

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