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Maria grew up in Zambia, England and New Zealand. She has a great love for the saints especially St John Paul II, St Clare of Assisi, St Gianna, St Joseph and of course our Blessed Mother. The life changing love of Christ through His Church continues to transform her heart and her mission is to share with anyone who will listen, how it is Christ who each of us seeks - for He alone is the Happiness we all long for.

 

In 2018 Maria completed a Masters in Theology (Marriage and Family) from St John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Australia. Maria practices as an Optometrist in Auckland and has been involved in youth and young adult ministry for over fifteen years. In her free time Maria enjoys drinking hot chocolates, eating sushi and watching the  All Blacks play. Her favourite movies are Karol, Bella and October Baby.

 

Maria says that there is a quote by Saint Teresa of Calcutta that describes her well:

“I am a little pencil in God's hands.  He does the thinking.  He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more.”

 

Maria’s recent courses and speaking engagements:

January 2023 Made for More Event, Organising Team, Glendowie, Auckland. 

January 2023 Authentic Femininity; Lecturer, Heart  Aflame  Catholic  Summer School, Marton

December 2022 Prayer; Women's Retreat for Auckland Vocations, Hillsborough, Auckland

December 2022 Fulfilled: The Promise of the Christian Life Series - TOB In House Guided Weekend Retreat, Hillsborough, Auckland

November 2022 The Art of Prayer; Sint Jorislaan, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

October 2022 Theology of the Body NZ Symposium; Organiser, Keynote and Workshop presenter, Hillsborough, Auckland

August 2022  Human Love in the Divine Plan - Beginners Course; TOB Weekend Course, Hamilton, New Zealand

August 2022  24 Hour Prayer Retreat; Directed 24 hour retreat with three talks on Prayer, Hillsborough, Auckland. 

May/June 2022 Human Love in the Divine Plan - Beginners Course; 8 part DVD study, Hillsborough, Auckland. 

March/ April 2022 “Mary Healy: Men and Women are from Eden” Book Study – 6 week TOB study programme, Hillsborough, Auckland

March 2022 “Gathering of the Next Generation” - Conference Talk “ Gift and Communion” + “True Womanhood and True Manhood” panel, Te Atatu, Auckland 

Feb 2022 Fulfilled: The Promise of the Christian Life Series - 12 part DVD study, TOB Weekend Course, Mission Bay, Auckland

August 2021 You: Love, Life and the Theology of the Body - Teen TOB course, Holy Family Parish, Auckland, New Zealand

July 2021 Human Love in the Divine Plan + A Joy Filled Marriage for Young Adults – a 10 part DVD course; Wellington, New Zealand. 

June 2021 Human Love in the Divine Plan - Beginners Course; Ponsonby, Auckland. 

May 2021 Teen Theology of the Body Course: You: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body 10 part DVD study; St Thomas More Parish, Glenfield. 

April 2021 ‘Theology of the Body and the Feminine Heart’, TOB Women's Forum, Virtual Talk

April 2021 Fulfilled: The Promise of the Christian Life Series - 12 part DVD study, 7 week TOB study programme, Ponsonby, Auckland

March 2021 “Mary Healy: Men and Women are from Eden” Book Study – 6 week TOB study programme, Ponsonby, Auckland

February 2021 Human Love in the Divine Plan - Beginners Course; St Marks Young Adult Group, Pakuranga

January 2021 Theology of the  Body  Lecture  Series; Heart  Aflame  Catholic  Summer School, Marton

August 2020 Theology of the Body: Gift and Communion; Catholic Youth Ministry Virtual Conference, Catholic Youth Team, Christchurch

Theology of the Body Course: Human Love in the Divine Plan + A Joy Filled Marriage for Young Adults – a 10 part DVD courses:

  • 11-12th July 2020 (in Hamilton)
  • 6th Aug – 1st Oct (in Auckland)
  • 5-6th Sept 2020 (in Wellington)

March 2020 Teen Theology of the Body Course: You: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body 10 part DVD study; Hillsborough, Auckland

Feb-March 2020 “Mary Healy: Men and Women are from Eden” Book Study – 6 week TOB study programme, Ponsonby, Auckland

November 2019 “Loving vs using. The dangers of pornography”; Ponsonby Parish, Auckland

October 2019 Theology of the Body: Called to Holiness; Eindhoven, The Netherlands

October 2019 God’s Love  Young Adults Discipleship Programme, Pakuranga, Auckland

August- September 2019 Theology of the Body Course : Human Love in the Divine Plan for Young Adults, Engaged and Married Couples ( More than eight 6 week courses have been run from 2016 to date)

February 2019 Authentic Femininity Youth for Christ Entry Camp, Chosen Valley, Auckland

 

If you have any questions or would like to organise a course at your parish please contact Maria.

 

“The Fathers of the Church say that prayer, properly understood, is nothing other than becoming a longing for God”

(Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Mary: The Church at the Source, 2005). 

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