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Patty Ballard

Patricia is a Benedictine Oblate of St. Scholastica Monastery in Chicago where she has been connected as an oblate for thirty years. She recently completed her Internship in Spiritual Direction here at Bellarmine. She has been teaching young children for many years and has also served as a high school teacher, college campus minister, DRE, retreat leader, and speaker on the Spiritual Life of Children. Patricia holds a BA and an MA in Religious Studies from Mundelein College and an MA in Reading/Literacy from Northeastern Illinois University.  Additionally, she has studied at Loyola University, the Catholic Theological Union, and the former Institute for Spiritual Leadership. Patricia is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of twin babies.