Speaking Engagement Topics
“LIVING A VIRTUOUS LIFE” Day Retreat
This presentation offers a practical way of understanding Jesus as the “Way.” He is the perfect role model of virtue. Modeling our behavior to be more Christ-like, by embracing virtue, brings us closer to God. This presentation is meant to “connect the dots” between human behavior and moral goodness. Immerse yourself in the virtues! Spend a day refreshing your spirit! Find ways to grow closer to God!
Learn more about the Theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Develop a better understanding of the Cardinal virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice. Discover how acquired virtues, learned and practiced over our lifetimes, make us more Christ-like!
This is a three-segment presentation that can be presented all in one day, or broken out over three separate sessions.
Here’s a short video, highlighting just one of my stories told throughout this retreat:
“Living a Virtuous Life ” Endorsements:
“The Living a Virtuous Life Retreat was a true gift in my parish. Virginia Lieto brings a wealth of information and experience to her compelling presentation. The opportunity to hear about and discuss the life of virtue from a faithful Catholic woman was greatly appreciated by the people of my parish. This is an excellent program for Faith Formation Teachers, Catechists, and all who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Fr. Benjamin Roberts, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Monroe, NC
“Virginia’s presentation on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity gave us new ways to look at the importance of these virtues in our lives and how they help us deepen our relationship with God and one another. Her personal witness to the power of virtue in her life gave us a spring board on which to reflect and discuss the power of these virtues for ourselves. I feel I left the presentation with a new direction and an awareness of the importance of developing these gifts in my journey to God.” – Jeannine Martin, Director of Faith Formation, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC
“This retreat was informative, engaging, and most of all, encouraging! The depth of each virtue was exposed in a way that revealed its strength as an aid in our conversion to become more Christ-like. The virtuous life retreat provided food for thought and instruction for action. I am grateful for the love and willingness in which Virginia shared her talent with us.” – Beth Dulin, parishioner, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charlotte, NC
“I found the presentation to be very beneficial, and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.” – Fran Faden, parishioner, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charlotte, NC
“CATHOLIC PRAYER & SPIRITUALITY” Workshop
This presentation discusses the three types of prayer: vocal, meditative and contemplative. Reaching deep, we learn how these various forms of prayer can help us grow closer to Christ. Time is allotted to practice prayer.
We then dive into the spirituality brought forth by some spiritual giants such as St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, and others. We travel through time, gaining an understanding of what these great saints faced, in their respective time period, and how and why their unique spirituality developed.
This interactive workshop contains two talks, that can be given back-to-back, or over two different dates as a two-part series.
“Catholic Prayer and Spirituality” Endorsements
“Fabulous job! …valuable information presented that many benefitted from for their own spiritual growth and prayer life” – Kelli Olszewski, Faith Formation Director for Saint James the Greater Catholic Church, Concord, NC
“The presentation was well balanced with instruction, personal identification and reflection. Anyone will benefit from participating.” – Kathryn Prince, parishioner, Saint James the Greater Catholic Church, Concord, NC
Customized Speaking Engagements Available
If you have a specific topic that you would like to see addressed at your organization/church, please contact me to discuss possibilities.
About Virginia Lieto, Presenter:
Virginia has a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where she is also an adjunct professor of Theology. In addition to teaching, Virginia is engaged in public speaking and blogging about the Catholic faith. She is the author of a children’s book, titled, Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity – Finding Patience aimed at teaching children the value of the virtue of patience. Virginia is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as the Catholic Writer’s Guild. She is a Catholic in good standing in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC.
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
- South Carolina Council of Catholic Women’s Annual Convention, at the Marriott, at Hilton Head Island, SC, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Topic: “Enter through the Narrow Gate” Matt 7:13.
Pictures from Some Past Speaking Engagements:
- Oct. 6, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Gastonia, NC – giving a talk on the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity
(on left: With Videographer Zac Brakefield of Maximilian Media)
Saint James the Greater Catholic Church, giving a talk on Prayer and Spirituality, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016 and Wednesday Mar. 9, 2016