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Dr. Theresa Burke Trains New Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Team in Hawaii - September 2009

From  September 23-29, 2009, Dr. Theresa Burke traveled to Hawaii to train the new retreat team forming in how to facilitate the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. 

Following the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Theresa presented a clinical training for mental health professionals, lay people  and clergy of the Diocese.  The seminar was hosted by The St. Stephen’s Diocesan Center  in Honolulu.  Deacon Walter Yoshimitsu,  Chancellor of Roman Catholic Church in state of Hawaii was delighted with the presentations and the apparent interest in this topic, as many people from throughout the island attended the day long training.   One of the participants who had just completed her retreat spontaneously asked if she could share her story at the training – we believe she was the first woman to become Silent No More in Hawaii!


Adelita Lopez, Cora Orbito, Sr. Geralyn Spaulding, Lisa Shorba, Teresa Gochenouer, Fr. Khan, Bernie and Keith Galang.

Theresa Burke and 3 brothers from the monastery.

The Benedictine Monastery in Waialua, HI

Our Lady of Kea’au in Waianae, HI was the location of the state’s first retreat.

Theresa Burke adorned with real Hawaiian leis.

Dr. Burke with participants of the clinical training

Fr. Khan serves on Rachel’s Vineyard retreats and has a vision to take the retreat into the far east.

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