Sr Kathryn J. Hermes

is creating a place to hold your heart gently

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Explore HeartWork Yourself

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Besides what is available to everyone in the Community, 
+ get access to a growing library of over 50 audio and video programs and guides on spirituality and prayer,
+ digital downloads to grow in the spiritual life


HeartWork Intensive

per month
 You get everything in the previous tier, plus:
+ a monthly MasterConference on HeartWork formation,
+ guided meditations for growing in spiritual depth and in joyful freedom
+ complete and immediate access to My Sisters online Facebook Group with the Daughters of St Paul

Personal Spiritual Mentorship Program

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You receive everything in the previous tiers plus a monthly 60-minute session with me.

About Sr Kathryn J. Hermes

Sr. Kathryn Hermes, FSP, MTS, is devoted to Catholic spiritual growth and personal development. Best-selling author of Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach and Reclaim Regret: How God Heals Life's Disappointments.

”I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to the HeartWork Community.

HeartWork exists because people realize they've come to a place in their life where they need spiritual direction. Maybe there are too many options. Maybe there seems to be no options. Perhaps they have new eyes to see, or perhaps they're longing for this new sight. Some have  touched the sunrise within their soul. Others are longing for this spiritual gift.

Sometimes our hearts are filled with nagging questions that run like life's background music: Do I matter to God? Does God see me? Does God hear me? Does God get what's happening to me and what it means? In HeartWork we answer the essential question: Who am I now, in this situation of my life and in these relationships.

HeartWork is a process of accompaniment that honors your story, creates the space in which you can safely explore what is happening with you, gain the tools to come home to your heart where the Trinity is already at work, be re-created by Love, and set out again.

The HeartWork journey helps a person move from paralysis to freedom, from feeling frozen to being warmed, from the tears of grief and rejection to the utter relief of knowing you are beautiful, radiant, and forever loved.

Sometimes we can feel as though we're lost in a deep forest where no clear paths are visible. The HeartWork community is a place where you learn to explore, love, open and nourish your heart, your deep heart where God is dwelling within you. You will discover that though you waited for light to appear from outside, the paths of Light are imprinted in your heart where the Trinity abides, and we learn to walk them through the valleys and mountaintops of lived experience.

Here at the HeartWork Community we learn a simple and practical process of watchfulness “at the door of your heart” in the spirit of the Eastern Fathers, who teach that the process for healing the heart is through a patient and sacred watchfulness which gives rise to the deep experience of wonder that bubbles up from the heart.

In our HeartWork together you will receive:

  • a place to hold your broken heart gently
  • a companion to support you through the struggles of life: grief, divorce, regrets, loss...
  • a guide in the ways of the spirit who is faithful to the spiritual tradition of the Church and rooted in Scripture
  • a listening heart as you try to understand the mystery of your life

Welcome to Touching the Sunrise – a HeartWork Community

Everything you need to do HeartWork is right here, and you can participate as little or as much as you like. Let me explain….

For years I’ve offered HeartWork personally on an individual basis to whoever wants to pursue inner peace, this heart's sacred quest, through an integrated spiritual-human formation. As much as that has helped people over the years, I realize that many more people could benefit from HeartWork if there were various ways a person could access the program. I so believe that HeartWork can help people that I want to make it available to as many as possible.

Choose the Best Option for You

Getting Started

Everyone who comes to the HeartWork Community page here can access the weekly podcasts I post and my frequent posts where I share what's nourishing my heart.

If you want more then...

Explore HeartWork Yourself

Besides what is available freely on the HeartWork Community, take advantage of the growing library of over 70 audio and video programs and guides on spirituality and prayer, and receive new  audio prayer guides for just $2 a month.

HeartWork Intensive

This tier gives you access to me. Besides everything we’ve mentioned you will also receive a monthly Spiritual Conference on the tools and spiritual formation of the HeartWork program. In these monthly HeartWork Spiritual Conferences we’ll thoroughly explore how the HeartWork formation can bring you greater inner peace as you walk through the sticky areas of your own heart and life. But we’ll do it in tiny chunks so you have to a chance to truly incorporate them into your life. That’s where the momentum happens and what makes it different from simply talking about your issues and questions and getting someone’s take on the situation and would they think you should do.

I’ll provide videos, written exercises, and answer questions so that you can do the “work” of HeartWork and experience the joy at last of a truly nourished heart.

And I’ll double that by giving you access to MY SISTERS. We Daughters of St Paul have created a new way for you to interact directly with Sisters, receive spiritual guidance on the road to holiness, and always have a sacred space that is restful, enriching, and beautiful available to you at any time. Live chats on the faith and spiritual growth on Monday evenings and spiritual formation through prayer, healing, and personal growth on Thursday evening, as well as an active online community, create a space for learning, growing, praying, and sharing together.

Everything on this tier is yours for $8 a month.

AND if you want to work with me personally...

The HeartWork Personal Spiritual Guidance and Mentorship Program.

For $22 a month or $40 a month (your choice) you receive everything in the other tiers plus a monthly 60-minute session with me by phone or webconference.

The old adage is “you are the friends you keep.” In the HeartWork Community you are choosing a group of friends who don’t just exist with you on Facebook or where you work or in your neighborhood. We are an intentional group of pilgrims on the way to our eternal homeland, where our citizenship already is in heaven. In the HeartWork community we live in this "vale of tears" with a bit of heaven in our hearts.

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I want HeartWork to reach as many as possible because I know it works. It has changed my life and I've seen its effectiveness in others. My goal is to grow the community to 500.
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