Ignatian Speakers Directory

The Ignatian Speakers Directory is an online resource that allows program organizers to find and contact speakers on Ignatian topics for talks, panels, days of prayers, etc. The Directory is free to use and is currently available within the boundaries of the Maryland and USA Northeast Jesuit Provinces.

The speakers in this directory have provided detailed information in their profiles. It is the responsibility of those seeking a speaker to determine the speaker’s suitability for their program. The Office of Ignatian Spirituality does not provide any other programming services through this Directory. Arrangements are made directly with the potential speaker. All other needs — e.g. venue, stipend, AV needs, etc. — are the responsibility of the seeker/host organization. Compliance with child protection requirements (if needed) is also the responsibility of the seeker/host organization.

If you find a speaker who is no longer available for the options listed, please let us know at amiller@jesuits.org so we may keep the information current.

*If you are a speaker interested in being included on this list, click here to register.*

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Dr. Damian Zynda
Damian Zynda is the Director of Ignatian Identity at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY. She completed a doctorate in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality from the University of St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto. Damian is on faculty in the Christian Spirituality Program and the Master of Ministry at Creighton University and St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Damian is a spiritual director and involved in the formation of spiritual directors and the supervision of spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. She has given and directed retreats in the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain and Ireland and has presented numerous workshops and lectures on spiritual direction, the supervision of spiritual directors and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius locally and at National Conferences. Interested in the intersection of spirituality and psychology, Damian’s first book, Archbishop Oscar Romero – A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment
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Central and Western NY
Language support: English

Anna Graziano, CSD
Anna has served as an Adult Spirituality Minister in a leadership capacity for over 40 years. She is a certified spiritual director, retreat director, director of the Nineteenth Annotated Retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, supervisor of spiritual directors and certified bereavment minister. Anna studied at the Upper Room Spirituality Center in Neptune, NJ for her certifications. She has been working at The Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, NJ, & St Mary's House of Prayer in Watchung NJ for 15 years. Anna is married for 49 years with 4 married children and 8 grandmandchildren.
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, The Examen, Other; Healing of Memories
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Language support: English

Sr. Monica Murphy, CSJ
I am a Sister of St Joseph from Albany, NY. I have been working in the high schools of the Albany diocese for over 50 years teaching math and science and then as the Director of Guidance. I worked one year for the New York State Division for youth as a JDP counselor helping youth as they were released from prison. This year I have been a campus minister at a high school. For the past 33 years I have been the director of Pyramid Life Center, an 800 acre retreat and family center in the Adirondacks. During all these years I have been involved in retreats with young people and then became a speaker and retreat director in the diocese. I made the Ignatian 30 day retreat at Eastern Point. I am a spiritual director in the diocese. I went to St. Bernard's and completed Spiritual Direction training. I am a spiritual director at this point and I am part of the Holy Ground team that prepares spiritual directors.
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Social Justice/Care of Creation, Other
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Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth
The Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Penn., is a place of natural beauty, welcoming quiet and spiritual sustenance for those who seek peace within.