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OUR CREATIVE

TEAM

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Our team includes Religious Priests, Brothers, and laity.

 

By joining our talents and gifts we love to witness our faith. We are passionate about helping men and women from the most different paths of life to advance in their spiritual journeys and human development.

Fascinated by the person of Jesus the Christ we are committed in sharing The Joy of the Gospel

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FR. TED
BROWN, M.S.

DIRECTOR, RETREAT FACILITATOR

Director of La Salette Retreat & Conference Center and Retreat Facilitator, Father Ted is no stranger to La Salette of Attleboro.

 

Matter of fact, Father Ted Brown, MS, served for three years as Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette.

 

After, he was asked to move to Brighton (MA). There, he served for two years as Director of the La Salette Theologate.

 

At the same time, Fr. Ted also completed a two-year curriculum in Spirituality at Boston College School of Theology and MInistry.

 

HERE TO WELCOME YOU

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FR. BERNIE
BARIS, M.S.

TREASURER

RETREAT FACILITATOR

Treasurer and Retreat Facilitator, Father Bernie is no stranger to La Salette of Attleboro. Matter of fact, his first assignment as a newly ordained priest was the La Salette Retreat Center in 1969. For many years, he was Director of the La Salette Missionary Association.

He has a varied parish pastoral experience since he was pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon, NH for nine years; and pastor for 17 years of Our Lady of the Cape Parish, in Brewster on Cape Cod. In 2015, he became director of the La Salette Shrine in France. Former Director of La Salette Retreat & Conference Center, Fr. Bernie is now the Treasurer of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro and he also serves as a Retreat Facilitator. 

 

HERE TO SERVE YOU

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FR. FLAVIO

GILLIO, M.S.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RETREAT FACILITATOR

Associate Director of La Salette Retreat & Conference Center, Retreat Facilitator, and Spiritual Director. Father Flavio was born and raised in Chieri, Italy. Since his Diaconate Ordination, Fr. Flavio has worked in both Formation and Education, as a Professor of Scripture, Retreat Facilitator, and Speaker. He holds an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Catholic University of Paris and an M.A. in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He did his Post-Graduate Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Biblical Narrative Analysis. He taught Scripture, Biblical Languages, and Jewish Exegesis in Italy and in Israel, where he lived for almost 10 years. While in Jerusalem, Fr. Flavio guided many retreats and pilgrimages throughout the Holy Land, running the program “Reading the Bible in the Land of the Bible”. Besides Scripture and Spirituality, Fr. Flavio has a great passion for photography, visual arts, graphic design and dogs! He has been blessed with the possibility to serve in a place, he loves to say, where “the only limit is your pastoral imagination. 

 

HERE TO SHARE WITH YOU

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DR. SALLY

RICONSCENTE

RETREAT FACILITATOR

Dr. Sally Riconscente, a La Salette Lay Associate, has served in many areas of Shrine life including Liturgical Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, Prayer Group, and Inner Healing Leadership, Steubenville Youth Conferences, and Strategic Planning Board. She holds a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership as well as National Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor. Sally is a Past-President and Board Member of the New England Association on Higher Education and Disability as well as a member of the American Psychological Association and ACTheals. She was Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Excellence at Bryant University for many years before becoming Associate Dean at Wheaton College. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University and an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at Bristol Community College. She is fascinated by the connection between psychology and spirituality and loves spending time with her grandchildren and taking long walks at the ocean. 

 

HERE TO WALK WITH YOU

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CHRISTINE

RUBISTEIN

RETREAT FACILITATOR

Christine Rubistein has been a clinical social worker for over forty years, and over thirty in a Christian counseling center. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated student of Scripture. In her previous life as a Protestant, she led women’s Bible studies and was a featured speaker at several retreats. In 2016 after an almost twenty-year faith journey, she left her Protestant roots and entered the Catholic Church, where she has found her spiritual home. She has a particular fondness for the Old Testament as well as the jewish roots of the Catholic faith. No one is more surprised than she is about this homecoming. She has a particular fondness for the Old Testament, as well as the Jewish roots of the Catholic Christian faith. Married for 43 years, mother of two adult children and grandmother of two, she is passionate about helping others to find their place in the Heart of God and live their lives as beloved children in His family. Recently, Christine started a blog entitled “Love School”, a virtual space where she strives to help others in learning and growing in their experience of being loved by God, called to love others as Jesus loved, by sharing some of the struggles and challenges, insights and accomplishments, and ongoing learning from her own experience thus far in love school.

 
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Michael Boudin

Great and friendly staff, and great weekend.

Look forward to spend

more time at the Center for another retreat.

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Nancy Owens

La Salette Center is

peaceful and beautiful.

A great opportunity to connect with myself, others, and God.

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Jeremy Franklin

A very welcoming staff. Comfortable and quiet rooms, and excellent food. Look forward for another weekend retreat.

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Elizabeth Strafford

Great presentations, and memorable weekend. Look forward for another program with Fr. Flavio & Dr. Sally Riconscente.

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Tel. 508-222-8530

Fax. 508-236-9089

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947 Park Street

Attleboro, MA 02703

Monday - Friday 10am-4pm