Bernadette Raspante


Teacher, Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, Guest Speaker, Writer

Bernadette has worked in Catholic High Schools for the past 10 years and has experience leading adult workshops and retreats. She holds an MA in Women and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in Systematic Theology and Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union. Bernadette is trained in Spiritual Direction and is currently training to lead the Spiritual Exercises (book now for Summer 2022 or 19th Annotation dates). Bernadette is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Women's Ordination Conference, has written several articles for US Catholic and is working on various writing projects. 


Gender in the Classroom Consulting

Bernadette would love to visit your classroom (or youth ministry event, parish board meeting, etc) to consult on gender balance. 

The reality is our modern work , learning, and worship spaces often function as places of exclusion for the voices of women and gender non-conforming individuals, even when we think we are being inclusive. 

Bring a third party consultant in to observe your space. 

Book Clubs, Bible Studies, and Stitch n Bitches

Where would feminism be without consciousness raising groups? 

Let's bring them back! I can help you and your friends (all genders welcome, according to your needs) create spaces to talk about issues surrounding identity, power, and faith.  

Service Projects

Does your class, parish, workplace or group wish to do service together? Do you know where to start? 

Let Bernadette help you plan the day from beginning to end! 

Bring Bernadette to your school, parish, or study group

Do you have a retreat or conference coming up and you are looking for a knowledgable and dynamic presenter? 

Hire Bernadette to speak on your retreat or conference theme! 

Her favorite topics include: 

Women's Empowerment

Feminist Spirituality

Intersectional Feminism

Ignatian Spirituality and Discernment


Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Feminist Literary Interpretation

Gender Inclusion in the classroom, youth group, or family dinner table

How to teach consent and how to keep Christ in the conversation

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

Dorothy Day


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