We are a few people who have known Bernadette Roberts for many years, having first met her at talks and retreats in the early eighties. In the years since, we have spent much time talking with her about the Christian spiritual journey. Bernadette does not use the Internet, nor does she have access to it. She asked us to set up this site as a place for those interested in her writings and retreats.
Bernadette's Friends


Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in my books and taking the time to visit this site. Please understand that apart from meeting people at the annual retreat I offer, I do not see people individually, talk on the phone, or carry on correspondences. I am not a spiritual director, counselor or teacher—have never had any talent or interest in this area. Apart from this, however, my busy family life would make it impossible to accommodate all the good people who would like to visit, talk or correspond. I recommend, however, that you find some group or persons with whom you can share your contemplative journey. For this, you might inquire at some monastery, retreat center or church. With this note comes a prayer God will send you whatever help, grace or insight you might need at this time.

(Those who are looking for spiritual direction are welcome to contact Brother Bede Healey at Incarnation Monastery, 1369 La Loma Ave, Berkeley, CA. 94708. A Camaldolese monk for 35 years and a Ph.D. in Analytical Psychology, he welcomes all who are seeking a deeper life with God. Either write to him or, as he would prefer, visit him at the monastery.) 

I want to thank my friends, Ramesh Balakrishnan for setting up this site, and Patricia Masters for managing it.

Thank you again. God Bless!