Do you hope to deepen your my prayer, knowledge and understanding of God.

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Workshops, presentations and retreats invite us to intentionally enter into a deeply knowledge and prayer experience of God. It is possible for healing and peace to come to us through a prayer, scripture, quote or phrase. Joan has written and taught countless classes, facilitated numerous prayer services and retreats and spoken at various events and meetings to adults, families, teens and children over the past 15 years. Joan was the Director of Religious Education at St. Rita Church in Solon, OH and the Religious Coordinator and Youth Leader at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Joan’s Speaking / Facilitating Events: Open to the Public

Contemplative Centering Prayer  Monday evenings from 7-8 PM at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 520 West Holding Av., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (Conference Room) We are also reading and reflecting on the “Soul’s Journey into God”  by St. Bonaventure. ALL Are welcome to join us in prayer and reflection at any time.

In a world of noise, confusion and conflict, it is necessary that there be places of inner silence and peace, not the peace of mere relaxation but the peace of inner clarity and love.”
—Thomas Merton

Workshops, Presentations and Retreats

Contemplative Centering Prayer
Learn about the practice and benefits of Centering Prayer. Experience the depth of silent prayer that allows God to enter into our hearts.

Guided Meditation Sessions
Experience a guided meditation and reflect on your encounter of images and insights. How is God inspiring. healing and nurturing you through the images and symbols of your imagination.

 A Walk along the Beach  ….  Desert Journey ….  Pathway into the Forest

Explore Prayer Styles
Discover your prayer style that will lead you to more meaningful prayer experiences and a deeper relationship with God.  It is based on the theory of multiple intelligences.

Words…Patterns… Images… Symbols… Music… Movement… Nature…

Spiritual Autobiography
Write a personal faith story awakening and acknowledging ways that God was present in your life and how those experiences formed you into the person you are.

The Soul’s Journey into God
Praying with St Bonaventure and St. Francis

Scripture, Spiritual and Theological Themes
Joan has taught on many scripture, spiritual and Catholic theological themes such as Sacraments, Eucharist, Advent: Awaiting Christ, Celebrating Christ in Christmas, Lenten Journeys, Easter: Life Renewed, Gifts of the Spirit and Adoration: Be Still and Know that I am God.

Joan is available upon request to speak or facilitate a prayer service or retreat at your parish, church or community event that is located within a few hours’ drive of Raleigh, NC. Contact Joan to discern a topic and schedule a speaking, teaching or retreat gathering.