"The worlds of both clergy and chaplains are filled with whirlwinds of emotions, theology, myth, and valiant efforts to help bring clarity, peace and comfort in the presence of the unknown. Elizabeth -Anne gently steps into this world bringing a unique gift of reframing, with gently probing questions that ignite a different more wholesome quest for understanding and acceptance. It has been my pleasure to spend many hours with her as she facilitates diverse international and interfaith groups in discussion of some of these very challenging matters of ministerial caregiving. You will also be blessed by any time you can spend with her."
Peter Bath D.Min, MBA, CISM
Leadership & Mission Consultant/Coach
"I have known Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, Ph.D., for over five years, first through global mastery sessions she efficiently conducted for WBECS (World Business and Executive Coaching Summit). Since that time, I have followed and benefited from Elizabeth's spiritual guidance. Her insights go beyond a particular religious tradition to address the needs of souls and the needs of the world. Elizabeth’s depth of interpretation is also reflected in her incredible photography of the Chicago skyline and of nature."
Evelyn Asher, MBA
Strategic Communication Coach
"In 1993, I enrolled in a year-long program led by Elizabeth and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Lay Ministry called "Fanning the Flame of Faith," designed to help lay men and women develop skills of "spiritual companioning," informed by Elizabeth's extensive experience as a spiritual director. Elizabeth's insights and expert guidance in this area helped me to develop the confidence to assume several leadership positions in my parish and workplace. In addition, I have served as Coordinator of Chapters for the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) and Coordinator of our Chicago Chapter-ITMS, and I was elected to the ITMS Board in 2017. The confidence and competence that Elizabeth helped me to develop through "Fanning the Flame of Faith" were instrumental factors, and I trace my capacity to provide leadership to Elizabeth's instruction and encouragement in the course of this program. In my capacity as Chapter Coordinator, I had the opportunity to invite Elizabeth to speak to our group several years ago on "Laudato Si' and the Sanctity of Sycamore Seeds," and her talk was very well received. She is truly a Renaissance Woman of great talent in many areas and a joy to work with and to know. I highly recommend her as a teacher, coach, photographer, writer and spiritual director - an artist and educator of the first order."
Newsletter Editor/ Coordinator of the Chicago Chapter-ITMS
"Dr. Stewart is a leader in creating safe spaces for clients of every kind to express their authenticity and claim it more deeply. Her life long Christian commitment is the basis of her work to foster peace and authenticity in the lives of all with whom she interacts."
Sister Dolores Lytle, CSA
Member, Congregation of St. Agnes
"Dr. Stewart was the featured speaker at an educational day for 90 chaplains employed by a Chicago metropolitan health care corporation. Her efforts to understand the needs of her audience and their expectations for the day, coupled with her wonderful ability to connect with participants as a group and also as individuals made her an outstanding speaker for this event, the topic of which was healing. She is both an excellent teacher as well as a group discussion facilitator who is very knowledgeable in her field and and also has a most effective way of engaging her audience interactively during her presentation. I have heard Dr. Stewart address other groups on the topic of biblical studies, On every occasion I have found her her to be a gracious speaker - well-informed, and easily understandable by a variety of audience types."
Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University Chicago/Hospital Chaplain
"The symbols which emerge in Elizbeth-Anne Stewart's work resonate with those found in the spiritual classics, and they harmonize with the classical philosophies and theologies of the spiritual traditions. Add to these perspectives her own remarkable creativity and wisdom, and it is clear why she has been able to awaken in others the resources that guided imagery offers to those on the spiritual quest."
Ewert Cousins, PhD
Former Professor of Theology, Fordham University
"I am indeed fortunate to have Dr. Stewart assist me in my ministries as Chaplain and Permanent Deacon. The assistance she has given me during the past ten years in preparing sermons has been invaluable. And, I attribute much of my success in the areas of technical writing and public speaking to Dr. Stewart."
Deacon Joe McDonnell
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