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The Spirit of Presentations

This piece from Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel "Creation" reminds each one of us of our own intimate relationship with God.

My presentations and workshops focus on Spiritual Renewal. They are offered in the spirit of St. Paul’s instruction,“…put away the old self and put on the new self.” (Eph 4:22) We seek our ‘new self’ by connecting with our deepest self –who we really are, known full only by God.The main types are Mornings of Reflection,Spiritual Autobiography Workshops and Lectio Divina presentations and workshops.

My Presentation Experience

  • I have conducted many ‘Mornings of Reflection” in the Columbus area, and in St. Paul MN where I spend several weeks each year. Columbus, Ohio presentations include
    • St. Matthias,
    • St. Timothy,
    • Immaculate Conception,
    • St. Cecilia,
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,
    • Our Lady of Victory
    • Christ the King.
  • Additional Presentations:
    • "The Best Christmas Present Ever," Our Lady of Victory, Columbus, Dec. 11, 2008 (Morning of Reflection)
    • The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet at Bethany ( St. Paul, Minnesota, 2007).
    • Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) Keynote speaker at the 60th annual convention (Oct 2005)
    • Retreat director for the Lay Women’s Diocesan Retreat (2004).
    • Day of Reflection for diocesan lay ministers (2003).
    • Workshop on Spiritual Autobiography, at the Diocesan Faith Formation Congress (Columbus Convention Center, 2002).
    • Diocesan Summer Institute classes : “Aging in a Spiritual Context” (Josephinum Pontifical College, 2001).
    • "Spirituality and the Elderly" to retired Maryknoll missionaries, Ossining, N.Y. August 15, 2009,(Morning)
    • "Spirituality and the Elderly" to infirmed Maryknoll missionaries, Ossining, N.Y. August 15, 2009, (Afternoon)
    • "Aging and Spirituality" Mohun Hall, Dominican Mother House, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio August 26, 2010
    • "Spirituality and Aging," St. John's in Little Canada, Minnesota, 9:30AM, Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    • "Mary, saints, and sacramentals" RCIA presentation, Immaculate Conception Parish, Columbus, Ohio October 22, 2012
  • In 2008 I have developed and presented a PowerPoint Presentation on Lectio divina. I have presented it to various audiences:
    • Immaculate Conception, Columbus,
    • Our Lady of Victory Columbus,
    • Lay Cistercians at Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky. See Abbey Notice
    • Retired and infirmed Maryknoll missionaries at St. Theresa Home, Ossining, N.Y., August 16, 2009
    • A morning and an evening session at St. John's in Little Canada, Minnesota, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
    • For Columbus RCIA: Five twenty minute mini-sessions on Lectio-Divina in a workshop on types of Catholic prayer, St.Matthew The Apostle, Gahanna, Ohio, Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
    • St. John's in St.Paul,Minnesota, 7PM, Thursday, December 2, 2010
    • St.Mary's in Marion, Ohio 7PM Monday, February 27, 2012
    • St. Andrew, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 3PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016
    • St John Neumann, Sunbury, Ohio, 2PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • In 2013 I have developed and began presenting a PowerPoint Presentation on The humanity of Mary: The Mother of God. I have presented it to various audiences:

    • St. Matthias, Columbus, Ohio, to "Merry Widows" club, Monday, May 13, 2013,
    • Immaculate Conception, Columbus, Ohio for an Adult Education program, Sunday, October 20, 2013
    • Retirement Community Mohun Hall, Martin dePorres Center, Ohio Dominican University, September 12, 2014
    • Our Lady of Victory Seniors, Our Lady of Victory, Grandview, Ohio, November 6, 2014

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