Offerings: Speaking, Retreats, Spiritual Direction

Speaking

I speak on topics such as prayer, spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, discernment, and walking with others.  I speak locally at events such as RCIA classes and trainings, Theology on Tap, Holy Grounds evening, and other ministry gatherings.  Nationally, I speak at conferences on Ignatian spirituality, prayer, and cultivating space for God.

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Speaking in 2017: 

  • March 13, 2017 Re-calibrating Our Lives:  Making God Our Center, Jesuit Connections Talk:Chicago, IL
  • March 14, 2017:  Institute of Pastoral Studies Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • June 11, 2017:  “Faith and Flexibility:  Mixing the Water with the Clay” Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools Summer Leadership Summit Keynote
  • June 23, 2017:  “Platform Building and the Foundations of Humility“; Panelist for the Trying to Say God Conference at Notre Dame University
  • July 1-4, 2017: “Moments of Return:  Sunday Mass, Holy Days, and Sacraments in Evangelization” Lead Panelist for  USCCB’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders:  The Joy of the Gospel in America
  • July 14, 2017:  Closing Book Discussion for Busy Lives and Restless Souls, St. Thomas More Parish
  • July 25,2017:  Our Lady of Mercy Parish book discussion
  • September 7, 2017:  “Living as Missionary Disciples”  Opening Retreat for the Diocese of Baton Rouge DRE’s, CRE’s, & Youth Ministers
  • October 10, 2017: Women’s ALIVE event at St. Robert Newminister Parish, Ada, MI
  • November 16, 2017:  Women in Spirit, St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Speaking in 2018: 

  • January 11-13, 2018:  Go!  The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference
    • Workshop #1: Making Hope Real
    • Workshop #2:  Praying Our Lives:  Hope for the Restless Heart

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Retreats & Parish Missions

I lead retreats and days of reflections for adults and young adults (those in their 20s and 30s) in parishes, schools, and other ministry organizations.  My retreats are rooted in Ignatian spirituality.  I combine prayer experience, story telling, teaching and opportunities for personal reflection in order to give people space to reflect on their own experience of God.   I am passionate about arming people with prayer tools and practical tips so people can leave the retreat and more easily find their own way to connect with God in every day life.

I tailor retreats and days of reflections to the needs of the organization and the people attending.

Examples: 

  • Parish staff retreat
  • Leadership retreat for ministry boards
  • Catechist retreats
  • Women’s day of reflection
  • Parish retreat
  • School teachers opening retreat
  • Advisory Board retreat

Examples of  Themes:

  • Praying Our Lives:  A Remedy for Restlessness
  • Encountering the Heart of God
  • Making Room for God in the Busyness
  • Encountering God in the Busyness
  • Re-calibrating Our Lives:  Making God Our Center
  • Planted by Streams:  Deepening Our Life in God
  • Prayer
  • Cultivating Space for God
  • Discernment
  • Jesus, who models the way
  • Mercy Matters

2017 Retreats and Missions: 

2018 Retreats and Parish Missions: 

  • January 22-25, 2018:  Online Busy Person’s Retreat
  • March 4, 5, & 6, 2018– Parish Mission, St. John the Baptist in Brusly
  • April 23-26, 2018:  Online Busy Person’s Retreat

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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is for you if….

  • You are looking to grow in your relationship with God
  • You want to bring your faith into daily life
  • You are seeking ways to broaden your prayer life
  • You are in a season of discernment, transition, or uncertainty

Role of a spiritual director

I often think of a spiritual director as a holy listener.  It is one who sits and listens to the other person’s life experience and prayer life.  With the help of the Holy Spirit, we discern God’s invitations to deepen in relationship with God.

My training

I am an Ignatian trained spiritual director.  I received my Certificate of Spiritual Direction from Spring Hill College through their program at the Jesuit retreat house, Ignatius House,  in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to this training, I have over 15 years of experience in facilitating retreats and listening to other’s faith journeys in retreat settings and days of reflection.

What I offer?

  • I meet people for monthly spiritual direction
  • I lead people through the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (9-10 month retreat in daily life)
  • I meet people during intentional seasons of discernment

Who I work with

I meet with people locally in Baton Rouge, LA and occasionally work with people via telephone or Skype.

*** I am not taking on any new people locally or via phone or Skype at the present time.  ****

 

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