Retreat Facilitators and Presenters at Our Lady of Grace
Michele Bernic is a creator of retreats, a leader of prayer groups as well as children's faith events. A graduate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Pastoral Formation Institute (2010) and The Center at Mariandale’s Contemplative Formation Program (2022) in Ossining, N.Y., she is also the Program Director here at Our Lady of Grace Spiritual Center. Michele is currently journeying through the 19th annotation retreat with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She loves Psalm 23 and the Resurrection narratives.
Carol Cella has more than forty years ministry experience in various parishes within the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY including eight years in Saint Mary's High School and four years in Saint Mary's parish, Manhasset. During her nine years at Catholic Health Services, she developed and conducted the Spiritual Care Companion six-week training program, which guided and inspired volunteers to be confident while visiting patients in hospitals and nursing homes. In 2016, Carol began her company, Embrace Caretaking, developed a Spiritual Care Visitors eight-week training for the Wartburg in Mount Vernon, NY and a six-week course Care for the Caregiver. She has two adult children and five grandchildren.
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.