7201 Long Beach Boulevard - Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008-3135
Phone: (609) 494-1182 ~ Fax: (609) 494-1182

Maris Stella Program Presenters


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 CroĆ­ (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.

Kathleen Flood, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who serves on the pastoral staff of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Brant Beach, NJ. Sr. Kathy has been providing pastoral care and counseling services in parish, community, and emergency shelter settings in the Mid-Atlantic region. Sr. Kathy has completed graduate studies in Theology and Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Anthony Gittins, CSSp., was born in Manchester, England and ordained in 1967. He earned an MA in Theoretical Linguistics and holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology. He is a religious priest, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost (Spiritans). He has served in ministry as an Educator, Pastor, Missionary, Retreat Director and in Religious Formation. Anthony served in ministry to homeless women and women in prostitution. He is an internationally known author of eighteen books and an internationally renowned retreat presenter.

Gail DeMaria, CSJP, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace. She has been active in the field of spirituality since the mid seventies. Gail has done facilitation for numerous groups. She has served in the fields of education, guidance, formation, community leadership and associate membership. Gail is presently engaged in the ministry of Spiritual Direction and Retreats.


Saturday June 16 & 23rd - 5 PM
Sunday June 17 & 24th - 9 AM
Regular Summer Schedule begins June 30th

Saturday - 5 PM
Sunday - 9 & 10 AM
Daily Mass - 9 AM