7201 Long Beach Boulevard - Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008-3135
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Maris Stella Program Presenters


Donald Bisson, FMS, is a spiritual director, trainer and supervisor of directors. He is widely respected as a commentator and workshop leader on the interrelationship of spirituality and psychology. A Marist brother based in New York, he has graduate degrees in liturgy, spirituality, and transpersonal psychology. He earned a D. the Pacific School of Religion in the area of Spiritual Direction and Jungian Psychology.

Carmel Boyle lives in the heart of Ireland's Boyne Valley and her ministry is inspired by the sacred landscape and spirituality of her home. She is co-founder, with Dr. Geraldine Holton, of An Croí (the Heart) Wisdom Institute, a center of wisdom for personal, professional and spiritual life.  She is an accredited spiritual director and supervisor and an experienced retreat facilitator. Carmel is an accomplished singer/songwriter and recording artist. 

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, ordained in 1973, has ministered in parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history and pastoral theology. He has a Ph. D. in Theology from Fordham University.  His publications include Everyday Mysticism, and he co-authored Moral Formation in the Parish.   He edited the book, Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness, and his latest book is Beauty: A Way to God  (Paulist Press, 2013). He is currently Professor of Theology and Interim Vice President for Mission and Catholic identity at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
Anita M. Constance, SC, former Director of Xavier Retreat and Conference Center at Convent Station, NJ, is the author of several spiritual books, and experienced in giving retreats and workshops. She has 15 years of pastoral care experience at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station. Her other ministries include liturgy, spiritual direction, bereavement support and pastoral counseling in parish settings.  Home # 973-627-4159
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Maryanne Tracey, SC, holds a Certificate from the Vincentian Spirituality Program in Spiritual Direction.  She has ministered as a teacher, an administrator and recently completed ten years of service to the homeless in Elizabeth, NJ.  Presently she serves on the Sisters of Charity Vocation/Formation Team,  as well as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director.

Carolyn Wiethorn, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden, is a certified spiritual director and offers directed retreats. She has served in education, religious formation, pastoral ministry, a long term facility, and with the homeless. She received her Certification in Spiritual Direction from St. Louis University and holds a masters in Pastoral Care from Loyola University in Chicago. She studied Liturgy and Theology at Norte Dame.