Patricia Gardner received her bachelors in Theology from Boston College and her masters in Counseling Psychology from the Adler Institute. Traveling with Mary is her first book. A strong proponent of simplifying spirituality and prayer, she resides in New Jersey with her husband and eight children.
Patricia gives retreats and lectures on Ignatian prayer, particularly focused on Mary's companionship in prayer.
"I've spent my whole life trying to have an authentic relationship with God, and on a perpetual search for a meaningful life. I have landed on prayer for both. It is a journey that I'm still on. My hope is that something in these pages will help you on your journey. In the tradition of St. Ignatius, and with the Blessed Mother, Mary, as our companion, we will examine prayer life. We'll look at prayer as a friendship evolving between you and your God. We'll discuss how to get a handle on our spiritual life. We'll provide some tools to make the whole praying thing less daunting and more approachable."