“Path to Patience,” my first online course, has launched! Discover how to stay calm amidst the crazy. Traffic? Co-worker? Children? In eight oh-so-simple steps, you’ll have a custom-crafted tool to keep your cool no matter who or what is pushing your buttons. Learn more at VirtueConnection.com/path-to-patience
“There’s a different energy in the house. I’m calm…just calm.” — Nancy
“It’s a great feeling to be in control of my anxieties.” — Rita
Saturday, September 22, 2018
“How to Cultivate the Garden of Your Soul”
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Talk and workshop for the Washington Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Venue to be announced!
What people are saying about recent Virtue Connection events
April 16, 2018
Cultivating the Garden of Your Soul
Keynote presentation at the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Council of Catholic Women Annual Convention.
“A relatable discussion on how to be a better Catholic.” — Julieta
“Simple, practical helps to live a Christian DAILY life.” — Suzanne
“Very cheerful and uplifting.” — Elaine
“I learned a lot!” — Helen
A little snippet from the Harrisburg talk:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Women’s Lenten Day of Reflection
Rose offered two talks on “Embracing Hope”
San Damiano Retreat Center, White Post, VA
Sponsored by Future With Hope Women, LLC
March 9-11, 2018
Faithbooking Spiritual Retreat
San Damiano Retreat Center, White Post, VA
A quiet weekend to reflect on your spiritual journey, to look back and see how God has been working in your life all along.
Rose offered 4 reflections during the weekend that made episodes of Mary’s life applicable to our lives today.
“A very moving experience. Rose was fantastic. Please bring her back to continue her teachings.”
March 31, 2017
Lenten Day of Reflection
Greensboro (North Carolina) Area Council of Catholic Women
“Thank you for a wonderful presentation of ideas that can help me in my spiritual and daily life.” – Mary N.
“Powerful and informative.” — (name withheld)
“Thanks so very much for all the Wisdom, God’s Wisdom, that you taught and shared with us. This is the best retreat and I have been to a lot of retreats.” – Mary F.
Very inspirational. Just what I needed! – Barbara
See a video of the first few minutes of the Greensboro presentation below!
July 17, 2016
Lay Fraternaties of St. Dominic,
Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
A guided discussion of Chapter One of Mercy: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics
“I enjoyed very much your presentation on Sunday. You have a great ability to present your subject in a thought-provoking way and it helped us to do some good soul searching and interact with each other. I loved your style!” — Alice J.
July 8-9, 2016
The Catholic University of America
National conference: “Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Abuse and Violence”
“How to Teach People Who are Hurting to Recognize Their Dignity as Children of God.”
“Thank you for this talk! I loved how you connect the virtues with our human dignity.” — Ana F.
“Good reflection on practical ways to help others.” — Libby D.
“I appreciated your calm, quiet style with time to reflect.” — Timothy D.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
2016 Archdiocesan Women’s Conference: Divine Mercy in Prayer and Action
“A Sinner’s Guide to Mercy”
“You helped me slow down, get to that quiet place, and reflect about what I was learning so I can put it into words and, most important, into action.” — C.B.
“It was a great presentation. You brought out the joy of mercy.” — C.D.
February 14 — March 6, 2016
The Bring Christ’s Teaching into Your Daily Life Bootcamp
4-week live webinar series on what the virtues are, why they are important, and how to remove obstacles to God’s grace to grow in virtue.
“I watched a TV series on the Virtues, but your course was much better. You’re ready for prime time!” — D.V.
October 24, 2015
St. Edmond Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach DE
The Virtue-Happiness Connection
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Saturday. You have a gift for teaching and a wonderful way of presenting your material. You left us both wanting more!” — Anthea P.
September 16 – October 21, 2015
The Virtues: 7 Everyday Tools That Connect You With God
6-week workshop held in Silver Spring MD.
Some student comments:
“Your presentations have a clarity that has been transformative for me.” — M.P.
“The course is straightening stuff out in my head. I’ve read a lot of spiritual things, but you have helped me put all that information into order so I can practice it better.” — J.D.
“You make virtue accessible and comforting. Virtue is not just about my defects — it’s all about the possibilities! Thank you, Rose.” — J.S.
June 7, 2015 — St. Andrew’s Women’s Group
Loving as Jesus Loves
“I look forward to going deeper into this at your seminar in the fall.”
March 25, 2015 — Msgr. Wells Council, Knights of Columbus, Silver Spring MD
The Virtue of KOC’s Core Principles
“I’ve been a Knight for 25 years and never heard how our principles relate to the virtues.”
“Thank you, Rose. It was a great, enriching talk.”
February 8, 2015 — St. Andrew Women’s Group, Silver Spring MD
I Want To Know What Love Is
“Thank you, Rose! I came away with tools that will really help me.” — Carol C.
September 24, 2014 — Rotary Club of Lake Ridge, Virginia
The Rotarian Four Way Test and the Virtue of Justice
“Thank you, Rose, for a wonderful talk. Hearing how the classical virtues are mirrored in Rotary’s ‘Four Way Test’ gave us an invigorated and much deeper understanding of [our mission].”
— Tom Kreutzer, Charter President