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 USA East Jesuit Province.

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, expenses, 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.

Note: It is common practice for presenters to receive compensation for their time and expertise. When initially approaching a speaker, we recommend asking about their suggested fee or honoraria structure.

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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Donna Manko-Kochirka, RN, MA
Retired RN, associate Spiritual Director, assist with 19th Annotation via the Bridges Program, environmental activist.
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Supported topics
The Spiritual Exercises, Social Justice/Care of Creation
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Language support: English

Fr. John W. Michalowski, S.J.
For 23 years, I taught high school, mostly in Maine and Chicago, first as a layman for 5 years and then as a Jesuit. I completed my M.Div. at the Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago and a Th.M. at Weston School of Theology writing on the American Liturgical Movement. After completing the associate's program in Guelph, I spent 5 1/2 years as the director of Campion Renewal Center in Weston, MA, and then became pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, NH for 9 1/2 years. I taught Christology in the lay ministry training program in the Diocese of Manchester, NH for 8 years, gave talks on Ignatian spirituality and was on the Priests' Continuing Formation Committee. For the past four years, I have ministered at St. Peter Parish in Charlotte, NH, and been part of the Ignatian Spirituality Team, the Care for Creation Team, and the liturgy and social justice commissions. For the past ten years, I've directed individuals and groups on 19th annotation retreats.
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Supported topics
Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Other
Also: Eucharist & social justice
Supported locations
Language support: English

Sr, Mary Thomas More Fahey, RGS
I am a Sister of the Good Shepherd. I have been involved in the ministry of Spiritual direction for 17 years and was on the staff of a Jesuit retreat house until it closed. I am engaged in spiritual direction, directing retreats, offering presentations on a variety of topics like seasonal days of prayer, and Ignatian prayer. I also direct the Thirty-Day retreat and the Nineteenth Annotation retreat. My ministry also includes being on the staff of a ministry in a parish that a group of us formed after the closing of the retreat house as well ministering in other parishes and retreat houses at their request.
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Supported topics
Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, The Examen, Other
Also: seasonal days of prayer
Supported locations
New England; New York City Area; PA/NJ
Language support: English

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Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.