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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.




 Feb. 24, Elkhart, IN 

Join Pat at St Vincent de Paul Church for a Women’s retreat based on her latest book, All In: why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters.

Note: Pat is not booking weekend events in the second quarter of 2018, but will offer bookings in fall of 2018.



Jun. 11, Marshfield, MA

Catholic Women Today Luncheon – This parish-based event is for women after the 11am Mass at St Christine’s Church in Marshfield, MA. Pat will give the keynote address at the luncheon. For details, contact Dotty at dlgurry@verizon.net.

Oct. 6-8 Julian, CA

St Rafael’s Mothers’ Spirituality Group, San Diego CA, sponsors the Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious 3-day retreat at Whispering Winds Conference Center in Julian, CA.  Save the date! Details can be found by contacting Beverly at beverlyrossio@san.rr.com.

Sample listing of previous speaking engagements:

-St Rafael’s Mothers’ Spirituality Group, San Diego CA, sponsored the Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious 3-day retreat at Whispering Winds Conference Center in Julian, CA. 2017

-2017 Future with Hope ConferenceThis event is designed to help Catholic women over the age forty fortify and deepen their relationship with God by connecting with Him and others going through some of the same life changes

-Catholic Women Today Luncheon – Pat delivered the keynote at this parish-based event at St. Christine’s Church in Marshfield, MA

-Webinar at Ave Maria Press 2017

-Retreat Day, Parish Religious Education Association, Diocese of Worcester, St Mary of the Assumption, Milford, MA 2017

-WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) meeting, Holliston, MA 2017

-Women’s Retreat, St Michael’s Church, Poway, CA 2017

-Retreats given at Malvern Retreat House, Malvern PA, and Whispering Winds, Julian, CA. 2016

-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.