We are pleased to introduce you to our newest presenter, Dr. Patrick J. DiVietri. Dr. DiVietri is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has been in the field of mental health as a professional since 2009, with an extensive background in individual counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling for a wide range of issues. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Family Life Institute, and is recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Family as an authority in marriage and family. Dr. DiVietri has had a devotion to Teresa of Avila most of his life. He spent 8 years as formation director for the Carmelite OCDS community in Marinwood, California, and covered all three of St. Teresa’s major books. He is also a musician, having written more than two hundred ballads in the Christian idiom. As he continued to work and study Teresa’s writing, he used her work to help others overcome the symptoms of mental illness. His program will look at Teresa of Avila, presenting her spirituality and its simplicity.