Speaking Engagements, 2015

Benedictine oblateI’ll be presenting at a diocesan event, a couple of times at a retreat center, and for a garden group. If you’re in the area, please consider attending and introduce yourself!

Would you like me to come to your town? The list of topics I offer is found on my speakers page. Below is where you can find me over the next few months. Hope to see you there.


July 22-24, Catholic Writers Guild Conference

Catholic Marketing Network, Somerset, NJ

A Franciscan, a Dominican, and a Benedictine Walked in to a Room: Perspective of Writing as a Lay Religious. I’ll be the moderator and part of the panel.

Fortitude: Composting Fear and Growing as a Writer; On Being Fruitful Beyond a Known Way.

Ave Maria Press will have a book signing event at their booth for new authors. If you’re at the trade show and conferences, be sure to stop over for a copy of A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac. I would love to meet you!

Catholic Non-fiction Panel, Moderated by Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle.

September 8, MSU Master Gardener Association of Jackson County.

Rose of Sharron

Rose of Sharron

Ora et labora, Gardening and the Spirit (tentative topic)

Jackson District Library, Jackson, MI.


October 10, St. Benedict Monastery’s Oblates Retreat

Benedictines: Getting all the Dirt on the Soulful Gardener

St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI


October 14, Kalamazoo Diocese Council of Catholic Women

Marian Gardens: They Didn’t Begin with that Bathtub!

St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kalamazoo, MI


Mary's GardenOctober 25-29, Catholic Writers Retreat

I will be hosting the Catholic Writers Guild’s five day retreat on a beautiful 95 acre site just outside of Lansing, MI. There will be a lot of time to write while enjoying the company of other Catholic writers and presenters. Of course, it includes the sacraments.

To register call 866-669-8321.

St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI