Veriditas-Certified Facilitator

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Facilitator Name: Mary Jo Saavedra

Residence: Milwaukie, Oregon

Facilitating since: 2009

Year trained: 2009, Veriditas

Year certified: 2009, Veriditas

Current position:

          • Labyrinth Network NW member,

           • Marylhurst Labyrinth Group member,                    

            • Franciscan Spiritual Center     

                     spiritual director & retreat leader

                     2512 SE Monroe St.

                     Milwaukie, OR 97222,

Previous positions:

                Past Board Member of Veriditas

Home Labyrinth: 25’ Chartres style canvas

Of Special Interest: In addition to general

    labyrinth practice & facilitation, Mary Jo

    specializes in retreats, corporate wellness     

    workshops, and facilitation of individuals and

    groups working with issues related to aging

    and also grief.


Franciscan Spirituality Center


Tending The Journey

Other Favorite Labyrinth Links:


          Labyrinth Network Northwest

          Well-Fed Spirit Labyrinth Resources

          North-American Virtual Labyrinth Map

          Worldwide Labyrinth Locator

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•M.A.I.S. in Gerontology

•B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

•Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator,

     trained by Veriditas since 2009.

Training and Qualifications:

... lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter. Through her Spiritual Direction work and labyrinth facilitation at the Franciscan Spiritual Center, Mary Jo shares her passion for mindfulness and wellness practices with the broader community. Having developed the Traveling Pilgrim’s Labyrinth program at the Center, Mary Jo shares the history, clarity and wellness benefits that labyrinth walking can provide. Her corporate wellness workshops, retreats and educational presentations unfurl the mysteries of the labyrinth and how its healing and empowering aspects can become a valued practice for any person in any setting.

In addition to her other credentials, Mary Jo is also a certified Spiritual Director.  With a passion for empowering individuals to integrate their natural gifts within a holistic life approach, Mary Jo consults with individuals and businesses as a Silver Strategist and path-finder, and is recognized as a National Business and Wellness workshop facilitator. 

Mary Jo Saavedra ...