Morning of Spiritual Renewal for Women 2019

Morning of Spiritual Renewal for Women

Featuring Keynote Presenter Carol Bruess, Ph.D.

Carol Bruess, Ph.D.

Carol Bruess, Ph.D.

Inspirational, enlightening speakers fill the morning with insights, wisdom, and knowledge.

The keynote address, offered by Carol Bruess, Ph.D., kicks off our day in the right way as she focuses on what happy women do.

Then two rounds of workshops are followed by a delicious lunch in the abbey dining room with the company of other amazing women.

This is an experience you will not want to miss, so register early!

Please note:

  • An opportunity for staying overnight and eating meals at the abbey is available for an additional fee. Reservations must be made by January 21 by calling 920.337.4315 or e-mailing
  • Cost: $40 (includes presentations, morning refreshments, lunch)
  • Registration and non-refundable, non-transferable payment required by January 21
  • Maximum 150 participants

Please note: online registration and payment are required. The registration form can be found below under “Bookings.” Please register for one person at a time. This helps us maintain accurate registration numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality office at or call 920.337.4315.


  • Morning Refreshments, 8:45-9:15 a.m.
  • Welcome, 9:15-9:25 a.m.
  • Keynote Presentation, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
    • What Happy Women Do: Friendship, Sisterhood and Our Health
      Keynote Presenter: Carol Bruess, Ph.D.
  • Session 1, 10:30-11:20 a.m. (select one program to attend)
    • Learn to be Kind to Yourself: Practices for Self Compassion
      Presenter: Elizabeth Lewis | Personal Development Coach
    • What’s Your Story?
      Presenter: Betty Manion | Motivational Speaker and Master Storyteller
    • What Is a Woman to Do?: Living In a Diverse World
      Presenter: Pr. Amanda Nesvold, ELCA | Pastor, Christ Community Lutheran Church
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. (select one program to attend)
    • An Experience of T’ai Chi
      Presenter: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ | Spiritual Director
    • Living a Whole-Hearted Life
      Presenter: Kathie Tilot | Spiritual Direction Coordinator, Norbertine Center for Spirituality, St. Norbert Abbey
    • Woman on the Margins
      Presenter: Alexia Wood | Executive Director, St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
  • Lunch, 12:20-1 p.m.

About the Keynote Presenter

Carol Bruess, Ph.D., is professor emerita of communication and journalism and formerly director of family studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the wife of Brian Bruess, president of St. Norbert College. Together Carol and Brian have two adult children, Tony and Gracie.

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Date(s) - Saturday January 26, 2019
8:45 am - 1:00 pm

St. Norbert Abbey



Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality with questions or concerns or to be put on a waiting list: 920.337.4315 or

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