Offerings: Speaking, Retreats, Spiritual Direction

Speaking

I speak on topics such as prayer, spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, making hope real, making space for God in the busyness, discernment, and walking with others.  I speak locally at events such as RCIA classes, adult faith formation events, trainings, 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 21, 2017:  St. George Parish book discussion
  • September 2017:  First United Methodist Women’s Group
  • October 10, 2017: Women’s ALIVE event at St. Robert Newminister Parish, Ada, MI
  • November 13, 2017:  Jen Fulwiler Show
  • November 16, 2017:  Women in Spirit, St. Joseph’s Cathedral
  • November 29, 2017:  Loyola Institute for Ministry Webinar “Advent:  Awaiting Encounter, Anticipating Accompaniment”
  • November 30-December 4, 2017:  Book signing at St. Aloysius Book Fair
  • December 11, 2017:  “Making Room for God’s Greatest Gift“, Women’s Advent Evening of Reflection
  • December 12, 2017:  Advent Evening of Reflection, St. Thomas More Parish
  • December 17, 2017:  “Spirituality for a Busy Person“, St. Margaret Parish, Albany, LA

Speaking in 2018: 

  • January 4, 2018:  A Faith of Encounter: The Value of Spiritual Direction and Retreats, Talk at St. Thomas More Jesuit Parish, Decatur, GA
  • January 11-13, 2018:   Go!  The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference (2 workshops)
  • February 9, 2018:  Jen Fulwiler Radio Show
  • March 15-18, 2018:  RECongress 2018 (2 workshops)
  • April 13, 2018:  St. Rita School Parent’s Club, Dallas, TX

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Retreats & Parish Missions

I lead retreats and days of reflections for adults 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
  • Ministering to the ministers
  • Women’s day of reflection
  • Parish retreat. or day of reflection
  • School teachers retreats
  • 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 3, 2018:  Faculty and Staff Retreat for St. Joseph Catholic School, Marietta, GA
  • January 22-25, 2018:  Online Busy Person’s Retreat
  • January 27, 2018:  “Making Room for God in the New Year“, SJA Alumnae Retreat
  • February 21-23, 2018: Diocese of Monterey Principals’ Retreat
  • February 27, 2018:  St. George Parish Staff Retreat, Baton Rouge, LA
  • March 4, 5, & 6, 2018– Parish Mission, St. John the Baptist in Brusly
  • March 24, 2018:  Women’s Day of Reflection
  • April 10, 2018:  Day of Prayer:  Who is the Author of Your Life?, Rosaryville Retreat House
  • April 19-22, 2018:  Ignatian Preached Retreat, Rosaryville Retreat House
  • April 23-26, 2018:  Online Busy Person’s Retreat
  • August 23-26, 2018:  Ignatian Preached Retreat, Rosaryville Retreat House

2019 Retreats and Parish 

  • May 16-19, 2019:  Ignatian Preached Retreat, Rosaryville Retreat House

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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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