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The Healing Eyes of Mercy (a non-for-profit organization.​

104 Hermitage Pl., Mandeville, LA 70471

​985-249-9258


Karen Schwaner Sheehy, President 

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Karen Schwaner Sheehy

The Healing Eyes of Mercy

Spiritual
Safari Guide​

Personal accomplishments and skills:

  • Charitable outreach. Through the management and development of a not-for-profit organization entitled, The Healing Eyes of Mercy, Karen donates a​ll business proceeds directly to one of three causes closes to her heart including the people of Rwanda, parishioners of St. Benoit Catholic Parish in Haiti and Christians in the Holy Land.

Picture taken from the Vatican Gardens, overlooking St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.  

Destination: The Holy Land of Israel, Pictured Above: The ancient Jewish ruins of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea. 

Year: 2011

Guide: Jeff Cavins

Spiritual Lessons: The spiritual dangers for those separated from the Mercy and Love of God, and the contrasting life giving waters offered to all in the Sacrament of  Baptism and the other 6 Sacraments. 

Public speaking themes or topics:

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  • Seeking the Light of Love throughout the world. Karen's desire for wisdom and increased understanding have lead her on numerous spiritual pilgrimages around the world, including a 21 day journey to the Holy Land with Jeff Cavins, developer of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a trip to Rwanda and the Shrine of Our Lady of Kibeho with Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell, and several visits to the holy sites in and around the Vatican City-State. These personal encounters, which greatly touched her heart and soul, simply fueled her growing zeal for the Lord!
  • Organization of a 3:00 p,m. devotional service for Divine Mercy Sunday​ including the recitation of the rosary, Divine Mercy Novena and Litany, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Confession and veneration of theDivine Mercy Image.
  • Evangelization through the use of written and digital platforms. Karen's many evangelization efforts include the completion of her first book entitled, The Healing Eyes of Mercy. A Journey Towards the Light of God's Love, which is currently in the editing stages and awaiting publication, and the development of an inspirational website (spiritualsafariguide.com) and weekly blog (A "Virtual" Pilgrimage)​.  

Destination: The Holy Land of Israel

Pictured Above: The River Jordan

Year: 2011

Guide: Jeff Cavins

Travel Companion: Janet and MaryLou, (Karen's mom and sister-in-law). 

Spiritual Lessons: The story of salvation history, walking in the footsteps of Jesus and  the Church's Sacraments as a gift of God's grace.

Destination: Kibeho, Rwanda, a Vatican approved Marian Apparition Site.

Pictured Above: A hilltop, overlooking the Shrine to Our Lady of Kibeho.

Year: 2013

Guide: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Travel Companion: Joseph, (Karen's 13  year old son). 

Spiritual Lessons: The redemptive value of suffering in one's life and the power of the Seven Sorrows Rosary!  

  1. Get to Know Your Family Story, Part 1: A Quick Walk through the Bible.
  2. Get to Know Your Family Story, Part 2: A Quick Walk through Church History.
  3. Redemptive Love: Add Spiritual Value to Your Suffering.
  4. The Healing Eyes of Mercy: Seven Steps Towards God's Loving Embrace.
  5. Find Your Spiritual Hiding Place: At Home in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  6. Resting in Your Mother's Arms: Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  7. The Gift of Divine Mercy: A Timeless Love Story.
  8. Let Your Light Shine: Become a Reflection of God's Mercy to Others.
  9. The Catholic Church: A House with Three Rooms.
  10. The Catholic Catechism: Standing on Four Pillars.

A devout Catholic, wife, mother, motivational speaker, author, blogger and developer of spiritualsafariguide.com, your passport to a world of spiritual inspiration and understanding! When she is not directing others towards the Light of God's Love, she enjoys birding, wildlife viewing, any and all kinds of travel, and spending time with friends and family. 

Spiritualsafariguide.com is your online portal to a vast amount of spiritual resources and products which illuminate your pathway towards the Light of God's Love!. Website features include:

  • a weekly "virtual" pilgrimage blog, spotlighting spiritual themes and holy sites from around the world 
  • an on-line store with inspirational books, prayers cards, devotionals and other related items, such as rosaries, religious statues, CDs, DVDs and jewelry.
  • multiple charitable outreach opportunities, where purchase proceeds and private donations can be applied. A charitable donation receipt will be provided with each purchase or personal gift. 
  • a list of upcoming inspirational events throughout the world.
  • an outlet for your faith related questions and comments.
  • a link to daily scripture readings, feast days, saints of the day and other valuable resources.

Directing you towards the Light of God's Love! 


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  • Teaching youth to reflect the Light of God's Love to others in their local community. Desiring an increase in local youth-based service opportunities, Karen developed and implemented an interactive, youth-based Christian Service Program entitled, Living the Bible Through Service, Based on the story of salvation history, participants focused on monthly service themes, demonstrated throughout the Old and New Testament, as they learned to reach out to those in need of the Light of God's Love.
  • Directing others towards the Light of God's Love. Through the ongoing facilitation of faith related classes, including The Great Adventure Bible Timeline and Book of Revelation by Jeff Cavins, Catholicism and The New Evangelization by Fr. Robert Barron, and Epic. A Journey through Church History by Steve Weidenkopf, Karen is spreading the good news of the Gospel to individuals longing for increased intimacy with God.  

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  • Inspirational presentation style. As the owner of a successful, ergonomic consulting company, Karen developed a public speaking ease and dynamic, yet personal presentation style. Equally comfortable, in front of a large or small group, speaking venues included upper management and employee wellness presentations, as well as small core-team facilitation seminars.

Karen pictured with her husband, Tom, and son, Joseph.