Retreat Facilitators and Presenters at Our Lady of Grace

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Sr. Ann Barbara DeSiano, IHM has served as a high school educator, as a dedicated Pastoral Minister in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, and now as Director of Programming at Our Lady of Grace Center in Manhasset, NY, where she invites others to come to know the profound love of God.

Sr. Margaret Galiardi, OP is a Dominican Sister from Amityville, New York, whose passion is the contemplative integration of justice and peace for people and planet. She is a “lover of the wild,” a spiritual director and workshop and retreat leader who has lectured nationally on the New Cosmology and the Christian Story. 

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Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM is a writer, presenter, and spiritual guide. She has served for many years as a spiritual director and retreat director. And currently serves through her Mobile Spiritual Ministry.

Carol Mackey

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Joan McGovern As a certified spiritual director, she companions others through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.  Joan facilitates bereavement support groups and has experience in the ministries of directed retreats and days of prayer.  She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Theology.  

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Brother Paul Miller, OFS FDSM, is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order and the founder of The Healing Ministry of Divine Mercy, established to propagate the devotion of Divine Mercy. He is married with four adult children and twelve grandchildren. As a Franciscan, he seeks to minister specifically to the sick, the poor, the helpless, and the marginalized, thereby bringing Our Lord’s healing and peace to those most in need.  Most importantly, his life's mission as ordained by God, is to proclaim The Authentic Message of Divine Mercy throughout the world. Once limited to the tri-state area, his ministry now extends throughout the United States as well as the Caribbean.

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