In Service of the Spirit

“It is easier to find guides, someone to tell you what to do, than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship as you work it out yourself.  This is what spiritual direction is.”  – Eugene Peterson

Spiritual Direction

Envision your life free of fear and anxiety.  One that is so deeply connected to God that living in the flow of the Holy Spirit is your normal.  A life that regardless of what occurs, peace is your foundation and joy is your essence.  Spiritual Direction helps you to connect and consent to God, the Divine Presence in all of life.  In doing so you will live the healed, beautiful, transformed life you so desire.

Prayer & Meditation

Maria’s Contemplative Christian meditations have been enjoyed globally by more than a million people world-wide. Her audio tracks, available for enjoyment right here on this website as well as on the Insight Timer app, have enjoyed over a million plays across worldwide. We invite and encourage all to visit the storefront here and download the Insight Timer app to your mobile device to begin your daily contemplative prayer practice today.

Community

Maria is available for teaching a workshop or leading a retreat for your organization, church or faith community.  Book a free phone appointment to find out more.

Centering Prayer

Can you identify with Paul, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” (Rom 7:15)  Centering Prayer is a prayer discipline that helps you surrender to the Presence of God who is loving you into the transformed, abundant life you were created to live.

Workshops &
Retreats

What does being a Christian in this present day look like?  Ongoing growth spiritually, emotionally and psychologically is crucial.  Whether one on one or as a workshop and retreat leader, in her unique way of teaching, Maria integrates contemplative, Christian spirituality, meditation and prayer  to help you grow and sustain life as a follower of Christ. 

Contemplative Prayer
Meetings

You are not alone, nor are you meant to do life by yourself.  Prayer gatherings will support your spiritual growth and sustain you during the ups and downs of life. From the prayer and meditation, scripture and conversation with like souls you will feel supported in your relationship with God, your self and others. 

Wise Living

Maria hugging tree

You may find yourself facing ordinary life with underlying anxiety, resentment and frustration.  The inner peace that Jesus said is available to you at all times is fleeting at best. It doesn’t really feel like you can pray and meditate enough to make any significant change; yet, making better choices, growing in love and trusting God are just a few of the changes you’d love to experience. The Wise Living Program was created to help you deepen your understanding and experience lasting transformation through study, prayer and group support.  Acquire the contemplative power tools necessary to help you create the beautiful you desire.

Officiant Services

As an ordained minister, Maria honors and reveres all celebrations of life, from officiating weddings, funerals and christenings to ministering to the infirm, terminally ill as well as their families and friends. Maria brings her unique ability to minister the grace and peace of Christ during these special lifetime moments; to make them truly immersive and create the sublime space to be wholly present in the Spirit of God.