TESTIMONIALS 

There are few subjects of more critical importance in our society today than addiction. And this course not only highlights that fact and raises awareness, but it also helps us reflect on how we might be part of the solution. I found the course to be enriching both professionally and personally, emphasizing something we all need to remember – “addiction is a disease, not a disgrace.” That is at the heart of our parish’s “Mercy Ministry.” Nina Marie Corona is a thoughtful, organized, and well-informed presenter. I would highly recommend bringing her and this course to your parish or organization. Let’s work together to become missionaries of love and mercy.
— Fr. Joe Narog, O.S.A., Pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont PA (2016)
I have been to a lot of talks on addiction, but this was the most comprehensive. The format was informative, encouraging and designed to gently nudge all of us to be more empathetic. We all come to Jesus for healing and peace and all of us in the Church need to be more informed so we can genuinely welcome and care for all who enter our doors. This presentation was extremely worthwhile, and I highly recommend it.
— Karen Farley, Business Manager and member of the Mercy Ministry at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont PA (2016)

The following comments are taken directly from evaluation surveys that were distributed at the noted events or emails that were received following the events:

I feel very hopeful and inspired to DO SOMETHING.”
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, November 2017
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]!
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, November 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, November 2017
Nina put much effort into how she designed and presented this series, and it was worth every minute. Beautiful evening! I feel inspired!
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, November 2017
I was inspired, and I am hopeful. Nina is the real deal. She walks the walk of education, spirituality, and recovery.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, November 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA November 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, October 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, October 2017
Nina was extremely clear and very reassuring. The music is a wonderful tool for reflection.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, October 2017
I now have a better understanding of myself and those around me — personally and professionally — in and out of addiction.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA, October 2017
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!
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA October 2017
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!
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA October 2017
This session is thorough, well-conceived and well-articulated. An excellent resource for families and friends of those who are addicted.
— We Thirst Series, Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia PA October 2017
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!
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
Thank you, Nina. Your four part series provided me with additional coping skills in dealing with a loved one with this insidious disease.
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
Thank you! Excellent program. Nina has a wealth of information and gives much hope to all of us touched by this illness.
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
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!
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
I love seminars like this. It helped me to feel peace and tranquility. I wish there would be more sessions in the future.
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
I admire Nina’s strength, courage, and passion. Thank you!
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
Very empowering . . . Very informative . . . Much more in-depth than I expected . . . Excellent! . . . Wonderful! . . . Well-rounded presentation!
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
This presentation was more than I expected. It reminded me to go back in my toolbox and use my tools to keep me healthy.
— We Thirst Series. St. Eugene Church, Primos PA Summer 2017
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.
— We Thirst Series. St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem PA 2017

So wonderful — enlightening. Puts God in the picture of addiction which gives us hope.
— We Thirst Series. St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem PA 2017

Nina’s presentation is anointed. She has put much thought into it, and it flows beautifully. A genuine example of God’s loving image!
— We Thirst Series. St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem PA 2017

Know Science, No Stigma is a great slogan. Nina is very cutting edge. Our communities need more of this knowledge.
— We Thirst Series. St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem PA 2017

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!)
— We Thirst Series. St. Francis Center for Renewal, Bethlehem PA 2017

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!
— We Thirst Series. Our Mother of Consolation, Philadelphia PA 2016

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!
— We Thirst Series. Our Mother of Consolation, Philadelphia PA 2016

Very beautiful experience. I feel hopeful, filled with love, and inspired!
— We Thirst Series. Our Mother of Consolation, Philadelphia PA 2016

Over the top exceeded my expectations. Thorough and synthetic. Filled with facts and encouragement. Get this around the USA!
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

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.
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

Beautifully presented! Thank you! I’m holding onto the songs <3 They will refresh the message when I forget.
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

[After this presentation] life makes more sense.
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

Awesome! Thank you so much! Love the music, and the song choices are great!
— We Thirst Series, St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

I am a licensed psychologist in private practice. It was excellent!
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

Very easy to understand. Relays important information easily.
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

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.
— We Thirst Series. St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont PA 2016

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.
— Letting Love In Weekend Retreat, Easton PA July 2016

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!!
— We Thirst Series. St. Rocco's Martins Creek PA 2016

Would love to see your program presented in other churches.
— We Thirst Series. St. Rocco's Martins Creek PA 2016

I thought you did an outstanding service to our community!
— We Thirst Series. St. Jane's, Easton PA 2016

Thank you for taking technical information and reducing it to our level of understanding. Beautiful mix of lecture, song, and breaks.
— We Thirst Series. St. Rocco's Martin's Creek PA 2016

Extremely uplifting! I would like to see it offered again in the future.
— We Thirst Series. St. Jane's, Easton PA 2016

Awesome! Informative and inspirational. Very, very happy with the lessons. I wish it could be longer.
— We Thirst Series. St. Jane's Easton PA 2016

Thanks for the knowledge and prayer intercessions.
— We Thirst Series. St. Rocco's Martins Creek PA 2016