Spiritual Retreats & Programs to Inspire, Educate & Renew
The balance between talk, visuals, and quiet reflection was most helpful. Nina’s honesty, hard work in preparing this so carefully and so well was most appreciated. God’s blessings on your work!
I loved the timing of this retreat (Lent) and loved the music and quotes that Nina shared. Love Nina’s joyful spirit!
Nina provided wonderful insights on the realities of suffering that occurs in life. I have learned that openness to suffering can bring unbelievable blessings and great answers to prayer!
I’m so blessed I was able to attend these mini retreats. I obtained the peace that I have been seeking for a long time, and I actually now understand some of the Bible readings that I have been hearing since I was born!!! Thank you!!
Very well presented. [The retreat] gave me new thoughts on accepting suffering. In the quiet time, I really had some insights on my feelings and how to accept them. Ask for God’s help. It’s through the pain that we grow. Enjoyed and learned from your program. Thanks!
WE THIRST is the most thoughtful and tender presentation on addiction I have attended. It is well researched but not stuffy. It is complemented with music, prayers, TED Talks, quotes, and movie scenes that bring the struggle alive and offer practical solutions to a complex problem while always reminding us of our call to be compassionate. Thank you!
This program has renewed my hope so that I can continue to bear the cross that God has given to us, and I do not feel as afraid and ashamed of our family situation. I have attained inner peace again.
[As a PA LSW] I attended this series with love, understanding, and compassion in my heart to be used when interacting with persons suffering from addiction. I am leaving the series with the above intact; however, I [now] feel I have a purpose to take those traits and use them to . . . share the message and help others who are addicted [so that they may] receive His grace.
Thank you, Nina, for a very, very educational and informative program. So little is known to many about this complex issue which is in every family at some level. You are a terrific speaker with lots to share.
Feeling helpless is not acceptable if there is an option! Thank you for enlightening me. God bless you and your work!
This program on the “Lessons in Mercy” inspired me to think and act more virtuously towards those afflicted in my family and life.
Nina’s rendering is the most accurate account of these dynamics that I have yet to encounter. A pathway to wholeness. Hallowed is His name!
. . . I attended out of curiosity . . . thank you God, and thank you Fr. Bambrick for bringing Nina to us. She is an excellent presenter and so knowledgeable in this topic. She is truly a caring and compassionate person. She feels our pain. A million thanks to you Nina!
Nina presents the topic of addiction with state-of-the-art, research-backed information, combined with warmth, love, and compassion. It is clear that God has led Nina to this mission to lead those suffering from addiction, both the addicted and their families, to a place of hope and healing and ultimately to God.
I found your presentation to be one of the best I ever attended, and I am in the medical field and have attended hundreds. You presented every aspect of addiction in a thorough, complete and compassionate manner. Your presentation has left me thirsting for further knowledge of addiction and spirituality and a desire to reach out and help those who are sick and suffering. I most definitely will attend future presentations. Thank you for the enlightenment. I feel like a better person for having attended.
Thank you for this very educational and inspirational program. You filled these four weeks with love, caring, faith and hope.
I liked that the program had varied aspects to it. It is obvious that a lot of research was done in order to put the program together.
What I liked most was the very pleasant way the material is presented. Great insight. Presentations are profound.
I loved the non-judgmental, merciful approach.
This program was better than I expected. It was extremely well-presented. I obtained more knowledge and more compassion.
I thought I would be receiving facts, statistics, etc., but this approach was much more beneficial! I have never been to a [contemplative] presentation like this. What a positive difference it makes!
Very powerful and moving!
I came to expand my knowledge and learned about expanding my heart.
I feel very hopeful and inspired to DO SOMETHING.”
Nina’s program has helped me empathize with my loved one. I feel that I now have a kinder attitude.
The presentation was wonderful — very intense — in a good way!
Excellent presentations on important topics. I feel inspired, hopeful, AND CHALLENGED. Very powerful videos, songs, and poems. Could be topics for a 5th night [in the series]!
Beautiful, heartfelt, organized, engaging presentations. I was very touched by Nina’s own personal investment in this. I felt she was truly a compassionate presence. I liked the emphasis on empathy. After looking at the biological and psychological principles that were presented, I realize that we are not so different from one another at all.
Nina put much effort into how she designed and presented this series, and it was worth every minute. Beautiful evening! I feel inspired!
I was inspired, and I am hopeful. Nina is the real deal. She walks the walk of education, spirituality, and recovery.
My husband and I want to thank you for giving the four-part program on addiction at Cranaleith. We attended all four lectures and both of us were so touched by your faith, humility, compassion, honesty and incredible knowledge of the subject. We are forever grateful and changed because of what we learned from you.
Very happy to have attended. I feel inspired and full of hope. Loved the songs, slides and Nina’s enthusiasm and passion. Thank you! We need to spread the word.
A huge variety of tools, information, and resources were available. The music was very thought-provoking. I am taking away many thoughts and tools to aid me and my family with my daughter’s recovery.
The presentation was above my expectations — packed with information. I received very helpful tools and resources for me to help families and those suffering from addiction at a sober living facility.
Nina was extremely clear and very reassuring. The music is a wonderful tool for reflection.
I now have a better understanding of myself and those around me — personally and professionally — in and out of addiction.
The presentation is very informative and engaging. There were many brochures and other materials to choose from on many topics. There’s a connection to the music, the videos, the illustrations, etc. Definitely will be back — all four sessions a must (interconnected)! All is perfect!
Thankfully this program was not a lecture as I had expected. It was very thought-provoking. Nina was very clear and tied the subject together with different media. I was very impressed!
This session is thorough, well-conceived and well-articulated. An excellent resource for families and friends of those who are addicted.
Thank you so much Nina for the wonderful 4-week seminar on spirituality and addiction. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentations and material. If you are back in the area again I would enjoy attending another seminar. The music also was beautiful!
Thank you, Nina. Your four part series provided me with additional coping skills in dealing with a loved one with this insidious disease.
Thank you! Excellent program. Nina has a wealth of information and gives much hope to all of us touched by this illness.
Heartwarming! The presentation was clear and powerful. Thanks Nina for your sharing! You have made me remember we are not alone. God is with us if we keep the door open. God is good!
I love seminars like this. It helped me to feel peace and tranquility. I wish there would be more sessions in the future.
Thank you for eight hours of encouragement! The presentations were very reflective and contemplative, and I received the tool of being attentive to God’s presence in myself and others.
I admire Nina’s strength, courage, and passion. Thank you!
Very empowering . . . Very informative . . . Much more in-depth than I expected . . . Excellent! . . . Wonderful! . . . Well-rounded presentation!
This presentation was more than I expected. It reminded me to go back in my toolbox and use my tools to keep me healthy.
Your presentation was a blessing to us. The mission that God has placed upon your heart will help many. It is something everyone should hear. It contains tools that any person can apply in their daily lives. Along with the inspiration received, it is a comprehensive presentation on addiction that will open the eyes and hearts of anyone who hears it.
So wonderful — enlightening. Puts God in the picture of addiction which gives us hope.
Nina’s presentation is anointed. She has put much thought into it, and it flows beautifully. A genuine example of God’s loving image!
Know Science, No Stigma is a great slogan. Nina is very cutting edge. Our communities need more of this knowledge.
Great presentation . . . more than I expected . . . I am inspired, have a better understanding of addiction, and have hope . . . Wish the series could be longer (six sessions instead of four!)
This presentation was fantastic! I have been to many, many presentations on this topic throughout the years, and this series was by far the best I have ever been to. Thank you so, so much!
Every session was just wonderful and inspiring! I knew from the first evening that I would attend all of them. I am very inspired and hopeful!
Very beautiful experience. I feel hopeful, filled with love, and inspired!
Over the top exceeded my expectations. Thorough and synthetic. Filled with facts and encouragement. Get this around the USA!
This series was so much more helpful and in-depth than I expected. Great intersection of the biological connection to the psycho-social parts of this disease. I wish your talks were more widely available. Thank you for such an informative, inspiring, and hopeful lecture series.
Beautifully presented! Thank you! I’m holding onto the songs <3 They will refresh the message when I forget.
[After this presentation] life makes more sense.
Awesome! Thank you so much! Love the music, and the song choices are great!
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice. It was excellent!
Very easy to understand. Relays important information easily.
This presentation was excellent and so well put together. It was friendly, encouraging, and very clear. Sure hope priests, deacons, etc. have the opportunity to hear this important knowledge so they can have empathy for the lost sheep.
I received such insight into myself. New doors to my inner being opened. I have been given such gifts, and this retreat gave me more. My esteem and admiration for Nina and her words just keep on growing. I learn so much every time I hear her speak. I pray that God will continue to bless her and guide her so that she will be able to spread the message of love.
The series was more than I expected! Really well done! I didn’t want to miss it. I enjoyed the information and the music giving a fuller meaning. More!!
Would love to see your program presented in other churches.
I thought you did an outstanding service to our community!
Thank you for taking technical information and reducing it to our level of understanding. Beautiful mix of lecture, song, and breaks.
Extremely uplifting! I would like to see it offered again in the future.
Awesome! Informative and inspirational. Very, very happy with the lessons. I wish it could be longer.
Thanks for the knowledge and prayer intercessions.