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.



May 21, 28, and June 4: North Andover, MA

Pat will visit the women’s group WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) at St Michael Church in North Andover, MA. Pat will offer a talk about each of the three parts of her book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious at each of the three meetings: “Blessed Dignity” on May 21, “Beautiful Gifts” on May 28, and “Bodacious Mission” on June 4. After each talk, there will be small group discussions and prayer. For details, contact the coordinator, Sarah Blum, at An offering will be taken.

Sept 13: Diocese of Springfield, IL

Pat will present at a diocesan women’s conference, “In Her Cherished Heart.” Using her talks about “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious” in a retreat format, together with a team from the diocese, we’re putting together a day of affirmation, education, and relaxation for women! More details here!

Oct 11: Diocese of Fresno, CA  

Pat will present on spiritual motherhood in the vocations tracks at the Diocesan Congress. Details here. 

Oct 18: Folsom, CA

St John’s WINGS offers the Blessed, Beautiful, Bodacious Retreat. More details to follow.

Nov 8: Babylon, NY

Women of Beauty Conference – A women’s conference sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Office of Evangelization.  Details here.


March 20-21: Billings MT

Pat headlines at the Spiritual Gifts Catholic Women’s Conference, sponsored by KJCR, Billings Catholic radio. She will present three talks that describe the feminine genius, as found in her award-winning book, Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.  Details to follow.

Sample listing of previous speaking engagements:

-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, 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.

Find a list of presentations here.