Kathy Tosney

Kathy Tosney is an experienced Interfaith Spiritual Director and Retreat Director and offers both in-person and online Spiritual Direction and Retreats. Kathy taught Contemplative Prayer Practices or 10 years as a retreat team member for Mepkin Abbey’s “Institute for Contemplative Eldering Retreats”. She is also Mepkin Abbey’s Liaison for their Zip Code Contemplation Program & weekly Online Centering Prayer Sessions. She offers Ignatian Directed Retreats at Mepkin Abbey and Eastern Point Jesuit Retreat House in Gloucester, MA. Kathy offers over Zoom: a “6 Week Individual Ignatian Retreat” which is adapted from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. She has a deep passion for teaching Contemplative Prayer Practices, Centering Prayer and introducing people to Ignatian Spirituality. She has spent several stays living with a group of Carmelite hermits in Ireland exploring the Carmelite and Christian Mystics. Kathy sees Spiritual Direction as a sacred privilege to accompany people who are seeking to explore their true self and  deepen their spiritual life and relationship with God. Kathy is very comfortable with all forms of spirituality.


Kathy is a compassionate deep listener having a long history of twenty years of Clinical Social Work and Hospice work. She brings a spiritual/psychological integrative approach to helping you explore your unique spiritual journey. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Spiritual Direction Internship Initiative in Boston, MA. and is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Ignatian Spiritual Partnership of Maine. Kathy is also a trained facilitator for MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through the Massachusetts Medical School. Kathy lives in Portland, Maine, where she is the proud mother of two adult sons and grandmother of four amazing young grandchildren.


Events with Kathy Tosney

"An Ignatian Contemplative Experience" 6 week online Ignatian Directed Retreat
January 3 - February 7, 2024

Start the New Year and follow your Desire to Deepen your Relationship with God. This retreat invites you to experience the intimacy of God’s unconditional love for you. It adapts material from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola whose contemplative practices have enlivened and transformed the lives of countless participants for over four Centuries. The retreat is open to all men and women of all denominations and no prior experience with Ignatian Spirituality is necessary. Participants will seek to deepen their personal relationship with God/Christ by using the “Ignatian Prayer Method” of praying with Scripture and experiencing &…

Seven Day Directed Ignatian Retreat
August 11 - 17, 2024

Each group of five individuals at the retreat will have a spiritual director who will suggest two or three Scripture readings per day for prayer.  The readings will be particular to each retreatant.  Participants are asked to spend about an hour with each passage, entering the story using his or her imagination.   The group will come together twice: on the first day of the retreat and at its conclusion.  The retreat includes a daily meeting with a spiritual director to help process one’s prayer and to discern the movement of God’s Spirit in one’s life.   Kathy Tosney directs…