Virginia Lieto brings life’s experience to her speaking engagements, through personal stories of trial and triumph. Relatable everyday experience means more to participants, and Virginia delivers! One will walk away from one of Ms. Lieto’s engagements with more than one “golden nugget” as a takeaway for building a closer relationship with Christ.
Virginia Lieto is an adjunct professor for the online Theology program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where she also obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Theology. In addition to teaching and public speaking on the Catholic faith, Virginia is the author of children’s books centered on three sisters who learn the virtues from their parents. Her first in the series is “Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity – Finding Patience”, a 2016 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for Children’s Religion books, as well as a Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval recipient. Virginia contributes to Catholic Mom, and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s Theology Blog.
Endorsements / Testimonials:
“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
“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 D, Charlotte, NC
“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 P. Concord, NC
-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. 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 serenity in your life. 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 like Wisdom, Contentment, Joy, Humility, Patience, and Gratitude make us more Christ-like!
-Catholic Prayer and Spirituality Half Day 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.
-Custom Topics: Available upon request.