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Karen Shields Wright, MS, DC, DM 

Spiritual Director/Clinician/Chaplain

Curriculum Vitae



My ministry practice focus, as an Ignatian-trained spiritual director and clinician, is cura personalis.  It's listening with you (together with the Holy Spirit) to where you sense God is drawing you and sharing what I studied from the teachings and wisdom within the Church’s spiritual tradition. Moreover, I am here to help you understand how God designed us and to care for your body, as well as your soul, for giving glory to God in a life of prayer to discover God's desires for you to flourish in service with Christ.


May my years of clinical experience in practice, from serving patients within a foundation of ongoing studies in evidence-based well-care and stress management and in spiritual care focused on the Ignatian tradition, offer you the support you seek.


As this site was initially developed to be just a place to download handouts for university students in spiritual direction, it grew slowly into much more for my other clients and retreatants, which you now see today.

I do hope you will find new ways or reminders to refresh and care for your soul. 


Blessings to you and all you love,



As a Catholic, wife, mother, and grandmother with an entrepreneurial spirit, my career has spanned several dimensions as a clinician, chaplain, writer, presenter, volunteer, and businesswoman. Along with being a lifelong learner, I seek to bring these God-given opportunities of my vocational experiences and skills to this ministry of service. 

After researching studies on spirituality and health during my clinical years as a chiropractic physician, I went on to graduate studies in Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Fordham U and moved into hospital chaplaincy and then retreat work. After joining a Vatican-based foundation and obtaining a certificate in Catholic Social Teaching working in leadership I taught and wrote about the intersection of those teachings and lay spirituality for a life as a contemplative in action for the foundation in living a life as a contemplative in action.

Curriculum Vitae

Listings of

Current and Past Work/Volunteer Experience

Ongoing and Formal CME and SD Formation

Presentations and Publications*




*Downloads on Topics:

Prayer; Pastoral Care of the Sick; Lay Spirituality and Catholic Social Teachings;

Health and Wellness 

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