A spiritual mentor offers guidance and encourages individuals in their spiritual growth. Through patient listening, shared wisdom, and example, the mentor acts as a companion on the spiritual journey. Most importantly, the spiritual mentor supports the mentoree through resolute prayer.
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I have a Certificate in Marian Studies from the International Marian Research Institute and a Certificate in Spiritual Mentoring from Cardinal Stritch University. Additionally, I’ve received training in counseling through Concordia University. I’ve been responsible for the spiritual formation of young couples for decades and am an instructor for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Permanent Deacon Wives Program. I’ve written several books on Catholic spirituality and Marian devotion and am an internationally-known speaker and retreat leader.
I have a bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism and worked for a time as a public relations consultant. I’m a member of the Mariological Society of America, Catholic Press Association, and Catholic Writer’s Guild. In May 2014 I traveled with the Catholic Press Association to the Holy Land as part of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage there and to Rome to participate in The Church Up Close, a seminar for international journalists hosted by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. In 2015, I was awarded the Egan Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism, traveling to the Philippines to report on the ongoing reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Hayan. Later that year, I was accepted to the Jordan Tourism Board Religious Journalist and Blogger Tour, exploring the many holy sites in the “other” Holy Land.