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  • Seeking the Light of Love throughout the world. Karen's desire for wisdom and increased understanding have led 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!

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. The Healing Eyes of Mercy. A Trinity of Love.
  2. The Seven Spiritual Love Languages
  3. Seven Stages Towards Increased Intimacy wth God.
  4. Embrace Your Spousal Relationship with Jesus.
  5. Life in the Spirit: A Call to Christian Discipleship.
  6. A Sacramental Marriage: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back.
  7. Becoming a WINE Specialist (Women In the New Evangelization)
  8. Get to Know Your Family Story, Part 1: A Quick Walk through the Bible.
  9. Get to Know Your Family Story, Part 2: A Quick Walk through Church History.
  10. The Catholic Church: A House with Three Rooms.
  11. The Catholic Catechism: Standing on Four Pillars.

Karen is a devout Catholic, wife and mother, motivational speaker, author, blogger, owner and president of a non-for-profit company, and the developer of spiritualsafariguide.com, your passport to 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 monthly "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.


About Karen Sheehy

  • Directing others towards the Light of God's Love. Karen longs to spread the good news of the Gospel to those individuals longing for increased intimacy with God. She is a certified faith companion and facilitator of numerous Bible and faith related classes, including but not limited to 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. She is currently pursuing her certification as a Spiritual Direction and Masters of Theology from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans. 

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  • Inspirational presentation style. Karen has developed a public speaking ease and dynamic, yet personal presentation style. Equally comfortable, in front of a large or small group, speaking venues include regional Women, Wine and Wisdom Events and a Catholic Women's Conference for WINE (Women In the New Evangelization)..

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

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Destination: Siena, Italy. 

Year: 2017

Guides: Kelly Wahlquist and Teresa Tomeo of WINE (Women In the New Evangelization).

Travel Companion: Paige Rosato,

Spiritual Lessons: The important role that women play in the Church and the world as spiritual mothers, and humble yet bold witnesses to the faith. Women are designed and called to heal the Body of Christ.  

  • 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 Trinity of Love, which is in the final editing stages, the development of an inspirational website (spiritualsafariguide.com)and blog entitled, spiritual safari guide. Karen also blogs at CatholicVineyard.com, the WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) website.   

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.

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

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  • 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.