Introducing our 2018-2019 Presenters

We, the co-directors of Marie Rose Place, wish to thank all our presenters for generously giving of their time and talent without monetary compensation. May God bless each one of you! We also wish to thank the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and the Basilian Fathers of Sandwich for their on-going support and encouragement for the mission and ministry of Marie Rose Place.

"If we are in God and God is in us, how can we not be on fire?"
Blessed Marie Rose Durocher,
Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary


MATTHEW DURHAM csb is a Basilian priest. He was born and raised in West Windsor. He attended the University of Windsor, attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in painting and print making, before completing his Master's of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree through the University of Toronto. He is a passionate educator and has focused his career on supporting equal access to hospice palliative care for all Canadians. He is also a firm believer in the power of art and creative expression as a way of experiencing God in our everyday lives.


DR. NORMAN KING is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Windsor, holder of the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict at Assumption University, and Acting Principal and Director of Education at Iona College. He has written and lectured on a wide variety of themes in the area of religion and spirituality, especially relating to the human quest for meaning, for a sense of worth and purpose in our lives.


PAUL MCGILL csb is Chaplain at Assumption University, Windsor, ON. He has been ordained for more than 40 years and has a wealth of experience in teaching, facilitation of groups and community building. He recognizes that on-going adult faith formation is critical in today’s world. He enjoys following current events and travel.


FRANKLIN MIZZI csb is a Basilian priest. He possesses a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counselling, has graduated from a Post Degree Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, is licensed by the state of Michigan as a Marriage Counsellor and is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has previously served as a High School Teacher, a High School Principal, and a University Campus Minister.


JOE QUINN csb is a Basilian priest. He has a PhD in English Literature and taught at the University of Windsor for many years. He is co-director of Marie Rose Place.
His interests include biblical theology, the parables of Jesus, the spirituality of aging, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. For relaxation he enjoys British detective stories, opera (especially French) and also paints, using acrylics and knife as his chosen medium.


PAUL RENNICK csb PhD is a Basilian priest. He holds graduate degrees in theology and counselling and worked for many years as a psychotherapist in a private psychiatric hospital. He is currently enjoying retirement.


JANINE ROCHELEAU snjm is a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and is co-director of Marie Rose Place. She has a MA in Pastoral Ministry and much experience in teaching, music, youth ministry, vocation ministry and facilitating retreats. She is a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and a member of TTNO (Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario) and a volunteer at the Hospice of Windsor. For relaxation she loves music, opera and art. She delights in expressing her own creativity through clay sculpting, quilting, and folk art.


ANNE SHORE was born in Montreal, Quebec and currently resides in Windsor, ON. She is the retired director of the Department of Theology at Assumption University where she taught graduate theology. Anne in currently involved with the development of parish pastoral councils and parish pastoral planning for the Diocese of London. For relaxation she enjoys reading, movies, music, the Raptors and finding her ancestors through genealogy research.


RUTH ANN WILHELM is a retired social worker who enjoys many creative ventures including quilting, water colour painting, writing and drumming. She has completed her certification to lead groups focused on Conscious Aging. During her career she had a Private Practice for 30 years and worked part time contracts with Hospice, Children's Achievement Centre, Windsor Roman Catholic School Board and the University of Windsor's School of Social Work. Over the years she has lead workshops on a variety of topics. She currently presents a Creative Living Series periodically in the Windsor community and has attended three weeklong native seminars as a means of enriching her connection to all the gifts of nature.

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