Pegge Bernecker
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October 2009: Every Day Catholic publishes
Pegge's first article about suicide
"Beyond Suicide: Trusting God with Our Broken Hearts"

Spiritual Direction
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"Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God. A six week daily life retreat" "Experiencing visible results from the earth is immensely gratifying in the fragmentation of today's world…. This retreat, Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God, is designed to allow you, the retreatant, to discover the life-giving work that can go into daily living for six months or six years when you grow into a deeper relationship with the Master Gardener, God."—from the Introduction

The Old and New Testaments are rich with garden imagery—it is present in creation, the passion, the resurrection and many parts in between. In our daily lives gardens offer us beauty and respite in the hectic and chaotic world around us. Pegge Bernecker's Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God is a six-week retreat designed to release the inner gardener in all of us. Using Scripture, prayers, meditation, physical and communal activity, as well as participation in the Eucharist, Bernecker teaches us to tend our spiritual garden and ultimately cultivate our relationship with our "Master Gardener."
US$ 12.95

God...Any Time, Any Place is an inspiring book for people of all ages. A compilation of 85 prayer practices from young adults all over the United States, you will be inspired, challenged, and nurtured as you reflect upon your own prayer practices and discover insights from others. Reflection questions for the reader follow each the eight chapters and are designed to open new ways of thinking about prayer. You can order your personalized signed book through this website. God...Any Time, Any Place is also available from book sellers.

Read a 5-star review on “…students from Catholic colleges to send her "little things" they do that nurture their individual, distinctive relationships with God. She aptly describes the offerings as "short paragraphs of grace," that touched her soul. The book is divided into eight sections, including time made holy, gratitude, and engaging bodily presence, each with a brief introduction and reflection questions.”
US$ 9.95

“One Mother’s Dream” a short story in Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2 (Health Communications, Inc.)
USD$ 12.95

November 2008: "One Mother's Dream" is picked as a top "101 Best Ever" Chicken Soup story and included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christian Kids! (2008)

"One Mother's Dream" shares my life-long hope of becoming a Mom ... and ultimately of becoming a foster-adoptive Mother."

December 2008
Two short stories "Lost and Found" and "Prayer Shawls" included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith.

Lost and Found tells the amazing story of Kenai, a Cheaspeake Bay Retriever, who survived for nine months, lost and alone in a harsh Wyoming landscape.

Prayer Shawls "Threads of belonging weave us together knitting themselves into homes and hearts ... bringing courage, consolation, healing, and a deep acknowledgment of the interwoven nature of God."

October 2009
Every Day Catholic publishes Pegge's first article about suicide: "Beyond Suicide: Trusting God with Our Broken Hearts"

Pegge's Blog Searching? Discover the Significant in Daily Life

Subscribe free to Listen: A Seeker's Resource for Spiritual Direction, published by Spiritual Directors International

Editor, Pegge Bernecker

Listen to Pegge's live interview on Catholic BookMarks!
#614 (April 1-2, 2006)
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Interview with Pegge Bernecker, author of “Your Spiritual Garden: Tending the Presence of God” (St. Anthony Press).

Pegge's Amazon Author Page


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