Workshops and Retreats

I am available for weddings, end-of-life rituals, retreat direction, workshops, public speaking, and more. I write and speak on a variety of topics, including psycho-spiritual healing and integration, grief, eco-spirituality, the Enneagram, and more. I am happy to develop a new offering that fits your own, or your community’s, needs. Some recent talks and retreats can be found below.

Upcoming Offerings (Open to the Public)

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Select Workshops, Talks, and Retreats

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

“Establishing Parish Bereavement Ministry: A How-To Workshop,” forthcoming for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2021.

“The Waiting Earth: An Eco-Spiritual Advent Retreat,” forthcoming, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2021. (“Deep Time: Cosmic History and Advent Waiting,” November 29; “Birth Pains: The Vulnerable Child and the Fragile Web of Life,” December 6; “And Ransom Captive Israel: Active Hope and Eco-Justice,” December 13; “The Cosmic Christ: Seeing Creation, Seeing God,” December 20.)

“Be yourself, only make that self all that God wants you to be (Cornelia Connelly),” 8th Grade Retreat, Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill, PA, forthcoming, October 20, 2021.

“True Longing,” talk at Campus Ministry Student Leaders’ Retreat, Cristo Rey Philadelphia, August 21, 2021.

“Grieving What We Have Lost,” online offering for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, June 16, 2021.

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

“Reconstructing a World: Re-entry After the Pandemic,” online offering, Jesuit Connections, May 18, 2021.

“Your Sorrow Unmasked: Journeying Through Grief,” online offering, Spiritual Directors International Conference, April 25, 2021.

“Addressing Pandemic Burnout,” USA East Province of the Society of Jesus virtual staff retreat, March 30, 2021.

“The Enneagram for Team-Building,” with Kessuda Boonngamanong, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Online Staff Retreat, March 29, 2021.

“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.

“Introduction to the Enneagram,” 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. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TBe4SVxuwc)

“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

On Finding Hope, a podcast by Counselor Mandy Bird: March 17, 2021, “Asking the Big Questions is Key”
https://anchor.fm/findinghope/embed/episodes/15–Asking-the-big-questions-is-key-with-guest-Nicholas-Collura-esrl3q

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”​

Publications

“The Terror That Strikes at Night: A Reflection on Overnight On-Call Shifts,” Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling (forthcoming)

“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):
http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/lumenetvita/article/view/5349

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