Marguerite Stapleton provides Spirituality Resources for individuals, groups and organizations through her consulting service, Wisdom Works. Included are retreats, workshops, conferences and individuals sessions in Spiritual Integration along with weddings, funerals and other transitional rituals and celebrations.
From 1993-2009 Marguerite served as the Vice-President for Mission Effectiveness at St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, Maine. In this position, Marguerite developed Spirituality in the Workplace programming including Spiritual Grounding sessions and Work Sabbath retreats for employees. She also coordinated the System’s outreach ministry to Haiti.
Marguerite served as the Pastoral Associate at St. Philip’s Church in Auburn, Maine for fourteen years where she collaborated with the Pastor in the daily ministry of a Catholic parish of 900 households. As Director of the Center for Parish Ministry, Marguerite developed curriculum and programming for a three-year training program for parish leaders in sixteen parishes.
Serving as a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, Marguerite has given workshops and conferences throughout the US and Canada. She also served on Forum’s Governance Board both as a member and as chair.
Currently, Marguerite is on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine's Senior College where she has taught courses in Spirituality for Seniors and Exploring Poetry.
Marguerite has been very involved in her local community serving on the Board of Directors for the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and on its Professional Review Committee. She has been a board member for the Maine Council of Churches, Lewiston/Auburn Civic Leadership Institute, the United Way of Androscoggin County and the Center for Wisdom’s Women. Currently she serves on the Schloarship Committee for the Maine Community Foundation.
Marguerite did her undergraduate study at Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA. She has a M.S from the University of Illinois, in Urbana, IL and has done graduate study in theology and ministry at Boston College and Villanova University. She taught elementary and secondary school in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia and served as a Book Review editor for Paulist Press.
Marguerite was born in Philadelphia, PA to parents of Irish ancestry. Now she lives in a small rural town in Maine where she is surrounded by trees, perennial gardens, herb gardens, and vegetable gardens. The sounds of moose, deer, coyote, owls, hawks and songbirds grace the property. Occasionally a bear visits - mostly in the Spring.
She loves to read, teach, play and write poetry and she belongs to the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.