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Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith

May 10, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Title: Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith

God comes to us in our personal history. Just as there are seasons of life, there are seasons in our human and spiritual journey to God. This day will explore the challenges and opportunities in both the spring and summer (ages 17-40) and the autumn and winter (ages 40-85+) seasons of our lives. Stories from the lives of everyday women make these seasons come alive, as well as the life experience and wisdom of some of the great saints of our tradition. Dr. Cooney Hathaway will be using examples from her book Weaving Faith and Experience: a Woman's Perspective. This is an opportunity for women of all ages and stages in life to come together as women of faith.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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Retreat Masters:


Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD

Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD is Professor of Spiritual and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She received her doctorate from Catholic University of America, where she specialized in Systematic Theology, Spirituality, and Human and Spiritual Development. She has a certification in Spiritual Direction from the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation. In addition to teaching and committee work, Dr. Cooney Hathaway co-authored a grant proposal which was awarded by the Lilly Foundation for 1.5 million dollars for the education and formation of ecclesial lay ministers. She has been the Project Director for the implementation of this grant. She also received the Pope John Paul II Memorial, The Splendor of Truth Award, by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.  

Dr. Cooney Hathaway authored the book, Weaving Faith and Experience: A Woman’s Perspective as part of a Call to Holiness Series on Catholic Women’s Spirituality, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press. Dr. Cooney Hathaway has been involved in the ministry of spiritual direction for over twenty years. She has done extensive lecturing nation-wide in the areas of theology, spirituality, and the relationship between human and spiritual development, and has published articles in those areas. She is married to Thomas M.J. Hathaway and has a son, Thomas Jr., and a daughter,Victoria.  


Mrs. Mary McKeon

Mary McKeon is a member of Bellarmine's ministry staff, a spiritual director, and coordinator of women's ministry.  Mary is a graduate of Marquette University.  She taught school in Milwaukee's inner city before moving to Washington, DC to work for the United States Senate.  She and her late husband have a daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and three grandsons who are the joy of her life.  Mary received her training as a spiritual/retreat director at the Jesuits' Manresa Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where she served on the ministry team and became their first Director of Women's Ministry.  In 2014, Mary was the second person to be honored with Manresa's Lifetime Achievement Award.