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Events Schedule!

Check my calendar and join me at a retreat, a conference, or at a book signing. I’m happy to help you plan a special day of prayer and spiritual enrichment for your parish, diocese, or church organization.


About Pat’s speaking experience. Media appearances. Photos and blog posts summarizing retreat events for women found here and here.

Inquire about Pat’s availability and fees.




March 16, Holliston MA

Join me and the women of WINGS for a morning of prayer, reflection, and fellowship at St Mary’s Church in Holliston, MA. Phone for details here.


May 13-15 San Diego/ Julian CA. 

Join me for a women’s retreat, at Whispering Winds retreat center, based on my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood. Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, Whispering Winds is located on 161 acres in the scenic Cleveland National Forest, five miles south of the historic gold-mining town of Julian – about an hour’s drive from San Diego. Details here.


Sept 30-Oct 1 Malvern, PA

The Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious retreat will take place at Malvern Retreat House. Friday night and Saturday. Find more details and registration information here!


Sample listing of previous speaking engagements:

-Speaker and affiliate for the “Faces of Mercy” Catholic Conference 4 Moms, 2016

-2 Keynote talks at the Diocese of Richmond’s “Women on the Way” Conference, Nov. 21, 2015

-Keynote at the Catholic Writers Guild Conference, July 22-24, 2015, Somerset NJ.

-Catholic Women’s Conference/retreat – “Be it Done!” Ministries, Elkhart, IN. May 2015. A one day retreat based on Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious!

-Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland, MA, a talk entitled:  “The Gift of Womanhood: Answering the God’s call to lead through Spiritual Motherhood” on Apr 29, 2015.

-A women’s retreat with the Ladies Guild at St Francis of Assisi Church, Litchfield, NH, April 18, 2015

-“Sisters in Faith” Women’s Conference in Billings, MT with three talks from Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious, March 20-21, 2015.

-A women’s conference day sponsored by Mary Our Queen parish, Southington, CT. March 1, 2015.

-St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Bridgewater, MA – a talk on a woman’s dignity. Feb 5, 2015.

Women of Beauty Conference — A women’s conference sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Office of Evangelization. Pat offered three talks from her book and retreat, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

-Diocese of Fresno Diocesan Congress 2014, Pat presented a workshop on spiritual motherhood.

-St John the Baptist WINGS, Folsom, CA, offered  the Blessed, Beautiful, Bodacious Retreat.

In Her Cherished Heart 2014 conference – a conference for women of the Diocese of Springfield, IL, featuring the themes from Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious Retreat, given for the women of Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here’s a blog post about it.

-Oklahoma Catholic Women’s Conference, Speaker, 2014.

-Keynote for the Second Annual Women’s Retreat 2014, Diocese of Duluth. Pat offered three talks from her book and retreat, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.  

-Keynote for the Evangelization track at the Annual Diocesan Faith Formation Convocation sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, RI, Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation, at Bryant University. Plus a workshop on faith sharing and praying with others. 2014

“Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious” Retreat given at St Jude Parish, Peoria, IL; and St Michael Parish, North Andover, MA 2014.

-“Advent by Candlelight” at St Paul the Apostle Church in Bangor, ME, 2013

“Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious Retreat”, given at St Michael Parish, Exeter, NH, 2013

Graced and Gifted women’s conference, Prior Lake, MN, 2013

-Keynote at National Council of Catholic Women Convention, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013;

-Retreat given at the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Miles City, MT, 2013.

Catholic Women’s Conference, San Antonio, TX, video at the Pilgrim Center of Hope, 2013.

-St Thomas Aquinas Church Women’s Conference, “Called to Love”, Zanesville, OH, 2013

-Catholic Writers Guild, 2013

-Meet The Author and book signing events; a talk plus Q & A.

-Military Council of Catholic Women, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle PA. Pat presented “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious” – A one day retreat on the dignity, gifts, and mission of women. Photos and blog post here. March 2013

WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit), St Mary’s Church, Holliston, MA kicks off its spring woman programming with Pat presenting “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.” March 2013.

Blessed Among Women”, one day retreat, St Peter’s in the Loop, Chicago, sponsored by the Daughters of St Paul, 2012

-Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference, Diocese of Springfield, IL, 2012

-Catholic Writers Guild of Long Island, Kellenberg Memorial High School, (in tandem for the Society of Catholic Social Scientists’ annual conference), 2012

-Visions of Hope, Finger Lakes Region, NY, for breast cancer survivors, 2012

-Archdiocese of Boston Religious Education Congress, 2012

-Theology at Bar, New Haven, CT, 2012

-Numerous parish presentations at WINGS meetings (WINGS= Women in God’s Spirit) 2009- 2013 (Archdiocese of Boston, Diocese of Worcester MA, Diocese of Fall River MA, Diocese of Manchester, NH)

-SQPN’s Catholic New Media Conference, Kansas City, 2011

-Catholic Writer’s Guild Conference, and Writer’s Retreat, 2011

-Master of Ceremonies at Faith and Family Magazine’s “Mom’s Day Out,” 2011

-Diocese of Worcester MA’s “Gather Us In” women’s conference, 2011

-LI Catholic Writer’s Conference, 2010

-Parish presentations on the Catechism and lay leadership 2009-2011, 2013, 2016.

Find a list of presentations here.