Pegge Bernecker
"A deep committed 'yes' to a person, community, or calling enables your inclusive participation in grace and possibility, already present."
Spiritual Direction
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Seasonal Reflection
Guided Meditation
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Pegge Bernecker is an author, editor, retreat & workshop presenter,
and offers spiritual care through the art of spiritual direction.

With more than twenty years experience in pastoral ministry and contemplative practice, she companions others as they seek and listen to the spirit individually, in groups, and within organizations.
She lives on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

In Print!

Your Spiritual Garden:
Tending to the Presence of God

a six week daily life retreat
St. Anthony Messenger Press

God: Any Time, Any Place--the Many Ways College Students Pray
Ave Maria Press

“One Mother’s Dream” in Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2
Reprinted as a "101 Best Story" in
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christian Kids

Request your gift subscription to Listen: A Seeker's Resource for Spiritual Direction published by Spiritual Directors International.

A gift for you, with articles by Pegge:
October 2010, Become Astonished!
July 2010, Grateful Compassion
April 2010, Grateful Awakenings
January 2010, Playful and Grateful
October 2009, Gratefulness
July 2009, Life Rhythms
April 2009, Being Peace
January 2009, Discerned Action
October 2008, Compassionate Listening
July 2008, Receptivity

See all books and articles by Pegge

Twitter @Pegge

Searching? Discover Significance in Daily Living blog. Formerly at The Houston Chronicle, Believe Out Loud faith leader blog.

Read online reflections and teaching in Listen: A Seeker's Resource for Spiritual Direction

Every Day Catholic publishes Beyond Suicide: Trusting God with Our Broken Hearts" Pegge's first article about surviving the suicide death of her son.

"Lost and Found" (true nine month survival story of her Chesapeake Bay retriever) is published in the Chicken Soup book series, and featured on

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

“One Mother’s Dream” featured in Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2 picked as a top "101 Best Ever" Chicken Soup story and included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christian Kids!

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

"Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God
A six week self-guided daily life retreat

"In a beautiful, gentle and simply way...Pegge Bernecker guides the retreatant deeper and deeper into a special and wonder-filled experience of God and self...But this is more than a retreat workbook or self-guided experience....Seeing the world and life through Pegge's eyes and heart, I gained a much deeper appreciation of the wonderful resources around me that I so often have taken for granted. It is well worth the time and effort to journey to and spend time in your personal garden of life. I am convinced that the harvest will be abundant."
--Fr. Bob Amundsen, pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Lafayette, Colorado, USA

Calendar--Workshops and Retreats

Listen to Pegge's live interview on Catholic BookMarks!
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Real Player | Windows Media Interview with Pegge Bernecker, author of “Your Spiritual Garden: Tending the Presence of God”

Pegge & Student


Explore this Web site to learn about retreat opportunities, spiritual direction, books, a seasonal reflection, and more.

I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statutes, and observe and carry out my ordinances; thus they shall be my people and I will be their God. Ezekiel 11:19-20 NAB

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