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Spiritual Directors on the Retreat Team
Mrs Kathleen Jones
Married with six adult children; Kathleen has a strong desire to enable others to encounter God’s compassionate, all-embracing love for them in their own sacred stories and in the detail of their daily lives. Kathleen has worked as an Occupational Therapist and has been working as a Spiritual Director and involved with the Retreats in Everyday Life in the Diocese since 2009.
Fr Carl Mackander
Carl is a diocesan priest of the Bathurst Diocese and Parish Priest of Wellington. In 1998 after completing a three-month Ignatian program at St Buenos in Wales, Carl joined Sr Patricia Nugent rsm in directing Retreats in Everyday life in the Diocese. He is an experienced guide and has wide interests in and is an avid reader of spirituality, social justice and theology.
Sr Ann-Maree O’Beirne rsm
Ann-Maree is a Sister of Mercy, interested in accompanying others in their search to recognise and give expression to God in their everyday life. Se has been involved with the Retreats in Everyday Life in the Diocese since 2009. With a background in teaching and parish work, Ann-Maree is currently living in Bathurst, working in spiritual direction and retreats, having just completed a PhD in Theology based on “finding God in all things”.