Children and adults enjoy Cathy’s presentations that are a down-to-earth dose of the divine. Her events offer a unique combination of insightful reflection and practical application. Per passion as a advocate for VIRTUE shines in everything she does. Look below to see some of the talks in which she offers spiritual encouragement to people of all ages.
“Cathy, you radiate Joy!” Comment by Barb Ford, attendee at one of Cathy’s events
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CHILDREN delight in hearing Cathy’s stories and faith filled enthusiasm.
Cathy’s Lent and Easter season author events often feature, Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, the beautiful book that enables children to trust in the love of Jesus through the example of a frightened bunny. This IS the book that turns the iconic bunny of Easter into a beloved disciple of Jesus.
Cathy helps children and adults prepare for and celebrate Easter in so many amazing new ways! Cathy has developed a myriad of activity ideas to bring the true meaning of Easter to life. She shows parents and teachers how to host a an Eggs-tra special Easter Event in which each activity celebrates Jesus as the best JOY of Easter. From customized Easter egg hunts in which special eggs tell the story of Easter all the way from Palm Sunday through Pentecost to “Bunny Hop for Jesus” songs and games, Cathy can help you create Easter traditions that may hop like a bunny but always have the love of Jesus as the surprise inside.
Jesus, I TRUST in YOU Divine Mercy Paryer Activity is a special opportunity for prayer in which children are invited to give their own fears to Jesus and trust in His mercy and love to fill their hearts instead.You can download the Jesus, I Trust in You Divine Mercy Prayer Activity here for FREE and try this activity at home or with a group at your church. Cathy has designed this activity to be done with or without her direct involvement. YOU can DO this!
Reading the story Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day is just the beginning of a memorable and meaningful event that, for those near the St.Louis area can include a visit by both co-authors: Cathy and her sister Carol Benoist. Children enjoy hearing what it’s like for two sisters to collaborate through the process of creating and publishing and marketing a book. Story time with Cathy or Carol always includes encouragement to give our fears to Jesus and to use our talents to serve God and to love each other.
Eighth Grade students find age appropriate inspiration in, Spiritual Gifts: Your Essential Tools to Grow Tasty Spiritual Fruit. Cathy uses personal stories and hands-on materials to give students a practical and deep understanding of true SUCCESS in life…using your talents to build God’s kingdom!
Little Lamb Finds Christmas, Church or School Events are a wonderful way to prepare hearts for on the birth of Christ at Christmas.
Cathy offers Advent story time in which children meet a soft stuffed Lemi who tells his story with a large stuffed Lion who becomes Lemi’s friend. Little ones learn to make Jesus’ birthday the most special part of Christmas as Cathy reminds them to whisper, “Happy Birthday Jesus” to Him on Christmas morning. Children get involved by pretending to be lions or lambs as Cathy demonstrates that as we get close to Jesus, he brings us closer to each other. Cathy’s, Little Lamb Finds Christmas songs and activity pages allow delight to echo in the children’s smiles even after Cathy leaves. Ask about Cathy’s, Little Lamb Finds Christmas, script for your next Christmas program.
Cathy can help children prepare with eager anticipation for Reconciliation and Eucharist with special activities:
Finding Jesus! is the charming activity that walks children through the steps of Reconciliation based on the experiences of Lemi the lamb in Little Lamb Finds Christmas.
Eucharist, The Forever Easter Miracle is a wonderful addition to a 2nd grade First Communion preparation event. Children are able to reflect on the reality of Jesus in the Eucharist with a guided meditation using imagery from the book, Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day.
You can also schedule one of Cathy’s presentations for ADULTS:
“Share your Faith with JOY!” Passing on the Catholic faith to children can seem like a daunting challenge in our current cultural climate. Cathy shows parents and teachers how to cultivate their own spiritual JOY… which is the magic bullet in teaching faith and virtue to our children.
“Perfect Love Casts out Fear” Wondering what to “give up” for Lent? How about giving up fear, worry and stress? Leave them at the foot of the cross and experience the Resurrection in a new and personal way. Cathy will show you how to energize your Lenten resolutions with the power of childlike love.
“God’s Recycling Program” is a lively presentation, perfect anytime you want to think about God’s methods of renewal. Cathy uses humor, hands on materials, and the writings of Caryll Houselander to remind us that God is the one who invented recycling: Reducing what is wasted in us, Reusing our gifts, and Recycling us to look and be more like Him!
“Come to the Manger” is a presentation that brings each character in the Nativity story to life like never before. Cathy’s meditation based on the writings of visionary mystics will give you and HEREyour guests vivid and personal ways to reflect on the scriptures about the birth of Jesus during Advent.
Cathy can also customize a specific theme based on the needs of your group.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss plans for an event with Cathy at your church or school.