Ignatian Speakers Directory
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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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Carmela Bergman
I am a retreat presenter and spiritual director, trained in the Ignatian tradition. I have worked for many years on staff at retreat centers, both Jesuit and other religious orders. I am also trained in offering the 19th Annotation, Directed retreat, have offered the 18th Annotation, as a parish Lenten retreat, and numerous retreat days, of prayer, spiritual growth, scripturally based themes, with Ignatian contemplation. I can offer a day, or series, based on specific liturgical seasons, or needs of the group. I am available to present in both Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island. Locations can be at retreat centers, parishes, or other locations, as desired.
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, The Examen
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Supported locations:
New York City Area
Language support: English

Mr. Michael Hayes Jr
As an expert for the past 20 years in Catholic Young Adult and Campus Ministry I have created many initiatives working with people in their 20s and 30s in the Catholic Church. I am an expert in both retreat ministry and spiritual direction and am available to host and give retreats to young adult audiences as well as, form ministry teams for retreat work. I've done a lot of retreat and direction work with people in career transition and discernment situations. My previous work at BustedHalo.com and my two published books (Googling God and Loving Work) are what I am well known for in Catholic circles. I continue to give workshops on the use of technology in ministry (especially podcasting) and in using business principles to help evaluate and accentuate ministry.
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, The Examen, The Jesuits, Social Justice/Care of Creation
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Supported locations:
New England; New York City Area; Central and Western NY; PA/NJ; MD/DC/Northern VA
Language support: English

Dr. Robert L Weber
Bob Weber, Ph.D., M.Div. is a first year, baby boomer, born in 1946, and a clinical psychologist with a practice in Cambridge, MA. A former New England Province Jesuit, Bob is also a retired Assistant Professor of Psychology (Part Time) at the Harvard Medical School and a retired Associate in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. For some time now Bob’s professional focus has been the integration of mental health, ageing, and spirituality. For his contributions to the field of gerontology he was given the 2014 Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award by the American Society on Aging. His book, The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older, coauthored with Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., was awarded the 2015 Nautilus Gold Medal in the category of “Aging Consciously.” Bob is a frequent workshop, conference, and retreat presenter, locally, regionally, and nationally. Bob can be reached at: bob@drbobweber.com; www.SpiritualityofAge.com.
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, The Examen
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Supported locations:
MA
Language support: English


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