Select Talks and Retreats

Select Talks and Retreats

“When Patients Talk Politics,” with Medina Jones, forthcoming, Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Conference, June 12, 2021.

“Your Sorrow Unmasked: Journeying Through Grief,” forthcoming, Spiritual Directors International Conference, Santa Fe, NM, April 25, 2021.

“Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality,” forthcoming, Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, Graymoor, NY, Spring 2021.

“The Enneagram: Ego and Transcendence,” forthcoming, St. Raphaela Center, Philadelphia, PA, postponed until end of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Heart Beneath is Teaching: Christmas Wisdom for Times of Pandemic,” Church of Our Redeemer online offering, Lexington, MA, December 20, 2020.

“Crossing the River,” a year-end virtual staff retreat for Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, December 15, 2020.

“Encontrar a Dios en un pandemia,” online offering for “Care for the Person,” 3rd Leadership Summit, St. Raphael Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2020. Re-recording of “Finding God During a Pandemic” (Office of Ignatian Spirituality) with Spanish translation by Lili Villafuerte.

“Journeying through Grief and Healing: An Evening Retreat,” with Jaclyn Newns, St. Raphaela Center Online Offering, July 22, 2020.

“Prayer and Reflection for Health Care Providers in Light of the Pandemic,” co-reflector, St. Raphaela Center Online Offering, July 15, 2020.

“The Enneagram for Team-Building,” with Kessuda Boonngamanong, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Online Staff Retreat, June 24, 2020.

“‘Love with No Place to Go’: Grief in Times of Transition,” Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Online Offering, May 27, 2020.

“Finding God During a Pandemic: Insights on Grief and Loss,” Office of Ignatian Spirituality Online Offering, April 30, 2020. (

“There’s a Person There: An Introduction to Human Dignity,” Cristo Rey Philadelphia, November 23 and December 7, 2019.

“Encountering Beauty: A Retreat into Rest and Creativity,” with Jaclyn Newns and Paul Burgmayer, St. Raphaela Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20, 2019.

“Honoring Relationships,” Jesuit Volunteer Corps DisOrientation Retreat, Stony Point, NY, July 19-20, 2019.

“Healing,” Jesuit Volunteer Corps Ignatian Retreat, St. Raphaela Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 3, 2019.

“Loving Awareness: A Resource for Promoting Spiritual Growth and Healing,” Population Health Professionals Training Program, Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2019.

“Taizé: Its History and Spirituality,” Blessed Sacrament Church, Los Angeles, CA. February 17, 2016.

“Towards a New Solidarity,”​ Taizé European Meeting, Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. Jan 3, 2013.

“The Camino de Santiago: History and Spirituality,” Assumptionist Center of Brighton, Boston, MA. Oct 27, 2012.

Media Appearances

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) Webinars: March 30, 2020, COVID-19: A Question of Faith, panelist.

On NPR’s All Things Considered​: September 18, 2015, “Social Media-Savvy Bishop Brings Fresh Approach To Spread Of Catholicism”​

On The Huffington Post Live: May 1, 2013, “Pope John Paul II’s Inevitable Canonization”​

On The Huffington Post Live: April 1, 2013, “Will Pope Francis Be A Gamechanger For Church?”​

On The Huffington Post Live: March 29, 2013, “Good Friday”​


“Spiritual Direction as Grief Work,” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction (Vol. 26, No. 3: September 2020)

Thirty-five articles for The National Catholic Reporter, June 10, 2014 – August 26, 2015

“Tipping Point tips for communicating vocation messages,” Horizon (Vol. 40, No. 4: Fall 2015)

“Some Reflections on the Eucharist as Fragment,”​ Worship (Vol. 88: March 2014)

“Meister Eckhart: Seeing All Things as Naught,”​ Lumen et Vita (3:2013):

“Cinematic Montage and the Act of Insight,”​ Lonergan on the Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Sept 21, 2013. The delivery of an academic paper: