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Brescia to Host Day of Enrichment for Seniors

Spirituality is a lifelong journey, and is experienced differently at each stage of life.  Brescia University is pleased to offer a Day of Enrichment that will focus on spirituality and aging.   On April 22nd from 10:00 – 3:00 pm in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Brescia University will host guest speakers focused on topics including Mercy, Centering Prayer and the Spirituality of Aging.  There will also be the opportunity for reflection and reconciliation.

Lunch will also be included. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required by April 21st.  A registration fee of $10 can be paid in advance or at the door.  Please dress comfortably, as light stretching will be incorporated into the program.

RSVP to Alexxis Ross-Logan at 270.686.2101 or [email protected]

The agenda for the event is as follows:

10:00-10:30 am “Yoga, Spirituality and Healing” with Kay Corpus, MD 

10:30-11:15 am “Centering Prayer” with Sr. Marietta Wethington

11:30-12:15 pm “Spirituality of Aging” with Sr. Pam Mueller

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch

1:15-2:00 pm “Mercy” with Lisa Gulino

2:15-3:00 pm Reflection

Brescia University is pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:

Kay Corpus, MD

Kay Corpus, MD is a family physician specializing in Integrative and Functional Medicine as well as is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Kay completed family medicine residency at Penn State Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, the two-year Integrative Medicine fellowship with the renowned Andrew Weil, MD at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine with Mark Hyman, MD. She is also a certified practitioner with the Whole Health Medicine Institute with Lissa Rankin, MD.

Her approach to medicine involves uncovering the true root cause of illness and disease. She and her patients work together to illuminate how pathology occurs as a result of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual imbalances. She specializes in adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, thyroid disorder, anxiety/depression, allergies/food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorder,and women’s health. She founded the Center for Integrative Medicine in Owensboro and Henderson, KY where she guides patients to whole health transformation.

Kay has practiced yoga for nearly 18 years and has taught yoga since 2007. She studied with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute as well as Vinyasa Yoga with Sarah Gingrich and Lisa Taylor in Pennsylvania.  She teaches weekly yoga classes at her studio The Yoga Loft in Owensboro and is currently co-leading with Sarah the Transforming Health with Yoga-Leading the Change Through Personal Development & Community Empowerment 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She lives in Owensboro with her husband, Josh and two children, Bella and Luka. Please visit her website at and and follow her blogs and latest events on her Facebook pages ‘Kay Corpus, MD” and ‘Yoga Loft KY’.

Sister Marietta Wethington

Sister Marietta was born on a farm near Clementsville, Kentucky, in Casey County, the oldest of eight children (five girls and three boys) born to Frank and Odelia Wethington.

After beginning college courses at Brescia — majoring in elementary education — Sister Marietta began her teaching career at Immaculate School in Owensboro as a primary teacher. Sister Marietta’s teaching career continued at Saint Columba in Louisville for three years (first graders), Saint James in Louisville for two years (second graders), Saint Paul in Princeton for two years (first through fourth grades), and Saint Pius Tenth in Owensboro for four years (first grade). She moved on to Saint Joseph School in Bowling Green, where she taught fifth and sixth grade language arts for two years (the only years she was out of primary teaching) and first and second grade for two years. During this time she taught reading methods to teachers at Brescia during the summer months.

Sister Marietta came home to Maple Mount in 1980 as director of activities for the senior sisters for one year and then coordinator of the motherhouse for three years. She was elected to the Mount Saint Joseph Leadership Team in 1984 and served two four-year terms.

In 1992 she spent a one-year sabbatical at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and then continued her ministry as a pastoral associate at Holy Spirit Church in Jamestown, Kentucky, on Lake Cumberland, in the Southern Kentucky Missions region of the Archdiocese of Louisville. She spent seven years there, becoming active in the local ministerial association, Hospice, and Habitat for Humanity.

Sr. Pam Mueller

Ursuline Sister Pam Mueller is currently the campus minister at Brescia University.  She graduated from Brescia College, now University, in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing.  She also holds a Master’s Degree from University of Louisville in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Deaf Education, has completed the Spiritual Direction Institute from Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Owensboro and the Graduate Certificate Program in Pastoral Care from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

Sr. Pam has completed many certification programs in areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Teaching, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, QPR Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, and Catholic Campus Ministry.

From 1974-1979, Sr. Pam served as the itinerant speech therapist for Owensboro parochial schools.  She then taught as an Assistant Professor and served as Clinical Supervisor of Speech Language Pathology at Brescia University.  In 1992, she began as Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at St. Louis University, until 1994 when she moved into the position of Director of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.  In 2000, Sr. Pam moved back to the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Center and was the Director of the Office of Vocations.  In 2005, she took on a part-time position as Campus Minister and Director of Women’s Discernment Programs at Brescia University, and in 2006 moved into Director of Campus Minister at Brescia University, as position she still currently serves in.  In addition to this role, Sr. Pam was elected as Counselor, Leadership Member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.

Lisa M. Gulino

Lisa M. Gulino (D.Min. Candidate, The Catholic University of America) is the current holder of the John McRaith Chair of Pastoral Ministry and an Assistant Professor of Theology at Brescia University.  She holds the M.A. in Religious Studies from Providence College. Her ministry experience includes Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, Confirmation preparation, and R.C.I.A and work as a Diocesan Director for Evangelization and Faith Formation.  She has designed and implanted formation programs, intergenerational catechesis, pastoral planning for multiple parishes, liturgical catechesis, and mentoring programs for parish leadership teams. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Foundations of Religious Education, Family and Youth Ministry and Theology of Pastoral Ministry.