Mary Sharon Moore delivers five-day evangelizing packages to meet your parish's needs.
Mary Sharon Moore is dedicated to awakening baptized men, women, and youth to the power of their anointing. She does this through writing, teaching, parish missions, and other events. Mary Sharon's itinerant ministry spans the U.S.
Her mission, quite simply, is: "To remain with Christ, and to reveal him everywhere."
Check out highlights from Mary Sharon's "Anointed for a Purpose" parish mission talks, October 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Des Moines, Iowa.
"Mary Sharon's five days at our parish were everything she promised and more. Her captivating stories and challenging message to live our anointing as baptized people helped us to better understand our call to live the Gospel and to stand in the place of Christ wherever we go!"
Faye Akers Director of Evangelization St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Des Moines IA
Starting in January ...
Mary Sharon's "4x4" lectio divina series
Join Mary Sharon, in the intimacy of her home, for a rich contemplative series spanning four themes, four sessions each, based on scriptures and reflections in her collection of essays Conformed to Christ.
Tuesday evenings, repeated Wednesday mornings, starting January 3 and 4. View/download details and dates. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat in advance.
Mary Sharon has been practicing contemplative prayer since childhood, and is known for her intimate group spiritual direction series. She writes and speaks often on the discipline and fruits of a well-tended prayer life.
Freewill offerings welcome. Signed copies of Conformed to Christ available in advance or at the door.
Complete parish resource shopping with Mary Sharon Moore's Catalog 2017!
Mary Sharon has opened her 2017 calendar. It's time to plan ahead and secure your preferred dates.
With over 100 pages of parish missions, retreats, weekend immersions, audience-specific retreats, master classes, and more, Mary Sharon's Catalog 2017 makes planning--and shopping--easy!
Download Mary Sharon's brochure for Vocational Coaching for Midlife & Beyond ------------------------------------------------------------------- Justice is what love looks like in public places. Mercy is what love looks like in the hidden places.
Formed in the Roman Catholic tradition, Mary Sharon Moore helps individuals, parishes, and organizations to identify, animate, and sustain a vibrant expression of their anointing in Christ in our 21st century world.
As a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and spiritual director, Mary Sharon Moore believes that every baptized man, woman, and youth is anointed to stand in the place of Jesus himself in the world we toiuch. She also believes that discerning God's calling is a lifelong discovery for every person.
Mary Sharon's writing and speaking ministry focuses intently on the power of sacramental anointing in the living out of personal mission in the risen Christ Jesus.
As a Catholic spiritual and vocational director, Mary Sharon unites classic Catholic spiritual direction with charism and vocational discernment and the riches of liturgical spirituality for missional clarity in life.
Mary Sharon doesn't offer opinions. She provides clear teaching, keen insight, practical material, and powerful encouragement.
Quotes worth pondering ... "Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, falling in love in quite an absolute final way." (Pedro Arupe, SJ)
"We have hardly thought through the immense implications of the mystery of the Incarnation. ... Our faithfulness will depend on our willingness to go where there is brokenness, loneliness, and human need. If the church has a future it is a future with the poor in whatever form." (Henri Nouwen, Sabbatical Journey)
"One way I come to love God is to love what God loves." (Eric Rogers, physicist)
"To be evangelized means to be awakened to Christ in a way that changes me, in a way that will not let me go back to sleep." (Mary Sharon Moore, in her retreat "What I am Learning," given to conferences of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, June 11, 2016)
"The fundamental change ... consists of an awakening, but from another type of sleep ... the sleep of inhumanity." (Theologian Jon Sobrino, The Principle of Mercy)
"We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. There are no frontiers or barriers, political or social, behind which we can hide, still less is there room for the globalization of indifference." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si', 52)
"There is no way to peace, peace itself being the way." (A. J. Muste, peacemaker, 1885-1967)
"You either walk toward love or away from it with every breath you draw." (Brian Doyle, "The Final Frontier")
"The ones who have inspired me are the ones who have done more with less, and have gone farther, with more in their way." (Singer songwriter John Gorka)
"To live for Jesus, I discover, is to live for those most hidden within his poverty, who will be hidden where I am hidden, too, when I embrace the One who is poor." (Mary Sharon Moore, Conformed to Christ)
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
"Prayer and comfortable living are incompatible." (St. Teresa of Avila, Way of Perfection 4:2)
"My solitude is not my own, for I see now how much it belongs to [others]--and that I have a responsibility for it in their regard, not just in my own. It is because I am one with them that I owe it to them to be alone, and when I am alone they are not 'they' but my own self. There are no strangers!" (Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, 1966)