Do you know the STORIES of your faith community?
Would story-sharing favorite Scripture passages or memories of faith-filled moments
offer your organization a stronger sense of connection?
Marni Gillard shares Scripture tales and lives of the saints, as well as the memories she carries as mentors. She elicits tales by inviting others to listen deeply and know the power of story within themselves. She is the author of "Storyteller, Storyteacher: Discovering the Power of Storytelling for Teaching and Living," (Stenhouse) and the CD "Without a Splash: Diving into (Catholic) Childhood Memories."
Here's what people are saying about Marni's retreats:
"Marni Gillard is clearly a gifted storyteller. But beyond that, Marni
is a truthteller. She shares is gift and her story with the same
radiance that lights her life. Listening to Marni always allows me to
connect to the Spirit that has graced, moved and shaped me. Her
sharing of the Spirit is infectious and opens our hearts and minds to
ways God is inviting us to taste his love and know we are beloved."
Fr. Bob Longobucco, Pastor, Blesssed Kateri Tekakwitha (formerly St. Helen's) Church, Schenectady
"Marni absolutely loves storytelling. There is no mistaking it when you look
at the passion in her face and the animation in her body. She carries her
listeners along with her so that you can't help but be fully enveloped by the
story. She has discovered God's gift in her, and calls us to find our own gifts
as we listen to her stories."
Kris Rooney, Faith Formation Director, St. Helen's Church, Schenectady
For a faith-sharing story experience for your parish, school or gathering, or for coaching as a storyteller, contact Marni.