Sr. Kathryn’s HeartWork Presentations
Sr. Kathryn Hermes is the founder of HeartWork (www.pauline.org/heartwork). HeartWork is an one-on-one online program of spiritual development and personal growth. She is the author of Beginning Contemplative Prayer and Cherished by the Lord, as well as eight other books which have been translated into a number of other languages.. Her approach to spirituality is both contemplative and practical, offering practical tools for self-awareness so that retreatants are more aware of what they desire, what are the obstacles that stand in the way, and what to do about them.
Topics that are available:
5 Ways to Know (Really Know Beyond a Doubt) How Much God Loves You
Stop Telling Stories and Start Being Happy
6 Ways for Growing in Self-Awareness and Inner Peace
A Path to Holiness: Ancient and Modern (Integrating Prayer and Personal Development)
Making Peace with Yourself
Length: 1-4 hours as your schedule permits
What to expect: Guided prayer, handouts, guides for personal growth in self-awareness, practical tools you can do on the retreat and take with you on your journey
Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes entered the Daughters of St. Paul in 1978, making her final vows in 1989. She holds a BA in English Literature from Emmanuel College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. For the past 15 years she has been immersed in the Pauline mission at the Publishing House of Pauline Books and Media in the Digital Department and the Acquisitions Office of Pauline Books and Media Centers. She has written 10 books on topics including depression, spirituality, popular devotion, and personal growth. Her books include Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach, Holding on to Hope, St. Joseph: Help in Life’s Emergencies, Beginning Contemplative Prayer, and Cherished by the Lord. A popular speaker, Sr. Kathryn has given retreats, conferences and prayers throughout the country to parishes, religious communities, and catechetical/ministry conferences and meetings.
In 2012 Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes began HeartWork as a spiritual yet practical way to assist people with their growth as Catholics and as persons, leading them to a greater knowledge of themselves and of God. After witnessing the powerful effect this process has had on people’s lives, HeartWork now forms the foundation of all her writing and presentations.
How to contact Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes to schedule a retreat: firstname.lastname@example.org
A stipend of $250 is requested for each presentation of 2-3 hours (negotiable for shorter presentations). Presentations over 3 hours a stipend of $500 is requested. Travel/lodging added for bookings beyond the Boston metropolitan area. Photocopying handouts are the responsibility of the contracting group.
Catholic resources for all ages can be made available for purchase before and after all sessions in the Boston area.