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Spritual Direction Bios
For over 30 years, Mary Beth Bonacci has been an internationally-recognized speaker on the Catholic vision of love, life and relationships. She was among the first Catholic speakers to introduce audiences to St. John Paul II’s beautiful Theology of the Body. She is the founder of Real Love, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting respect for God’s gift of human sexuality. Her book Real Love, based on the Theology of the Body, has been translated into ten languages. She is also the author of We’re on a Mission from God, writes a monthly column for Catholic newspapers and contributes regularly to the Catholic Match Institute blog.
Mary Beth holds a Master’s degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John Paul II Institute, and an honorary doctorate from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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Deacon Dominic Cerrato serves as a spiritual/theological/ethics consultant to the Pastoral Solutions Spiritual Life Coaching Program. He is currently the Director of Diaconal Formation for the Diocese of Joliet. Formerly, he served in full-time pastoral ministry specializing in adult formation. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Deacon Digest magazine. Previously he has served on the theology faculty of Franciscan University of Steubenville and Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost. He has also taught ethics on the college level. He has nearly 30 years of experience in catechetical and pastoral ministry on both the diocesan and parish levels.
Deacon Dominic possesses a BA in Theology from Franciscan University, a MA in Theology from Duquesne University where he also completed his Ph.D. course work with a concentration in healthcare ethics. In 2009, he was awarded a Ph.D in Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
Ordained in 1995 as the first permanent deacon of the Diocese of Steubenville, Deacon Dominic has developed a number of formation/catechetical programs included a highly successful program for returning Catholics that was featured in USA Today and Our Sunday Visitor.
Deacon Dominic is a national speaker, retreat master and author. Beyond scholarly and popular articles, he recently published, In the Person of Christ the Servant: A Theology of the Diaconate Based on the Personalist Thought of Pope John Paul II.
Deacon Dominic and his wife Judith have been married for 36 years and they have seven children and many grandchildren.
Deacon Daniel Dozier, OFS serves as a pastoral/theological consultant to the Pastoral Solutions Institute Spiritual Life Coaching Program. He is currently the Executive Director of the San Damiano Institute in Catholic Servant Leadership.
Fr. Daniel is a married priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Rite (in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church). He also serves as Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA and as an Academic Associate in Catholic Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Ordained to the diaconate in 2008, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2020, and has over 20 years of experience in leadership, pastoral, catechetical, vocational and spiritual coaching and direction in corporate, university and church settings. A member of the Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis (Third Order Franciscan) he has also served as a Minister of Formation and Retreat Master for clergy and laity, and speaks nationally at retreats, conferences and congresses in the area of Byzantine iconography, catechetics, Scripture and diaconal ministry.
He is the author of the The Twelve Great Feasts of the Messiah and Mother of God from Eastern Christian Publications and The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: Classics Made Simple (TAN Publishing), and has written for Eastern Churches Journal and is a regular columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Deacon Digest. He has also been appointed to the Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education under the auspices of the Eastern Catholic Associates and the USCCB.
He has a BA in Theology from Franciscan University, an MA in Leadership from Bethel University and an MATS in Biblical Exposition from the University of Northwestern-St Paul.