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

104 Hermitage Pl., Mandeville, LA 70471


Karen Schwaner Sheehy, President 

Evangelization, Charitable Outreach, Christian Products And Books

A non-for-profit company​

Karen Schwaner Sheehy

Paige Rosato

Our Louisiana 

WINE Cluster


​WINE is a creative and inspired ministry designed to invigorate women's groups and parishes through encouraging, supporting, and nurturing women in the Catholic faith and by equipping and mobilizing women as intentional disciples of Christ.​​

Your LA Wine Specialist

Specializing in Regional WINE Conferences

2018 WINE

Women's Conference in New Orleans


​June 9, 2018 at St. Angela Merici.

2018 WINE & Shrine

​November 5-14, 2018. Join Kelly Wahlquist and Teresa Tomeo on an unforgettable pilgrimage to Italy

LA WINE Cluster

Upcoming Events: ​

Your LA WINE Cluster Quarterly Newsletter

January, 2018

A few words from Karen Sheehy, your LA WINE Specialist
Hello LA women of WINE (Women In the New Evangelization). I hope you are enjoying the Christmas Season and time with friends and family members. I am currently with my 17 year old son and husband in the Red Rock region of Nevada. No matter where we are this Christmas Season, we are home with Jesus and our loved ones. I invite you to further reflect upon this emotional meaning of the word home in my blog below entitled, My Jesus, My Home. Included in this blog is a small excerpt about the WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) and Shrine Pilgrimage to Italy this November, where Paige Rosato and I journeyed with Teresa Tomeo, Kelly Wahlquist and 43 other women of WINE from across the country to walk in the footsteps of many female Catholic Saints. Included were St. Claire, St. Katherine of Sienna and St. Teresa of Calcutta. Throughout our spiritual journey, we shared some fantastic Italian wine, shopping, and unforgettable female fellowship. I encourage each of you to consider taking this once in a life time WINE pilgrimage next year if at all possible. Please find two pictures from our trip below. 

Also included in this newsletter is a small article about our successful December Women, Wine and Wisdom Events (WWW), our upcoming March 8th and 9th WWW and Lenten Concert, and our second LA WINE Conference on June 9th at St. Angela Merici in Metairie, LA. Additionally, I would like to welcome Jodi Awbrey as our third LA WINE Specialist, who will be joining Paige Rosato (our LA WINE Specialist in charge of Conferences) as a co-host for this June 9th, 2018 Conference. Our summer Conference will benefit Elise Angelette and her non-for-profit, Buna's Hope. Jodi will also be organizing our future small group book club gatherings.

If you would like to become a member of our LA Core Team or help out in any manner, please call or email me at 985-249-9258 or Each of us are created with special gifts and talents, all perfectly designed to work in the vineyard of the Lord (hosting, organizing, marketing, writing, etc.). Please prayerfully consider your gifts and let me know how you can help to grow our LA WINE Cluster.  On behalf of WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) and our LA Core Team, I would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and joy filled New Year. In closing, I offer a toast to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the source of all goodness and love!  Here, here. 

December 8th and 9th Women, Wine and Wisdom Events a Big Success - Despite the Snow and Closed Schools on the Northshore!  By: Karen Sheehy, your LA WINE Specialist.

Thank you to all those who braved the snow, cold weather and closed schools to join us at one of our Dec. 8th and 9th Women, Wine and Wisdom events in Mandeville and Metairie.These spirit filled and inspirational gatherings encouraged participants to reflect upon God's merciful love and the question posed by Colleen Mitchell in her WINE Book: Who Does He Say You Are? Colleen's dynamic and personally reflective presentation style helped participants to recognize God's healing touch in their lives and the lives of the women in the Gospel. Also included, was the personal testimony and beautiful music of Kara Klein from HisOwn and the words of wisdom provided by Judy Klein, a Certified Pastoral Counselor, mentor and spiritual mother to many, including Colleen. I would like to thank WINE founder, Kelly Wahquist, for flying in from St. Paul, MN, to support our efforts, and Marie Louise Nix, a local author and event sponsor. Additionally, a big thank you to all of our WINE CORE Team members for their hard work before and during our events. As promised, I think each of us left feeling encouraged and excited to be women created in the very likeness of God.  

Upcoming LA WINE Cluster Events:

Women, Wine and Wisdom Events: WALK IN HER SANDALS by Sarah Christmyer (Event flyer and registration details to follow). 

  • Mandeville WWW Events: Thursday, March 8th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm at the Fleur De Lis Event Center. NOTE: Music provided by Lorraine Hess. A Special Lenten Concert by Lorraine Hess and her band will be included for all WWW Dinner (March 8th) participants!!! Husbands and children are invited to join us at our Lenten concert ($15 per ticket).
  • Metairie WWW Events: Friday, March 9th from Noon to 3:00 pm at Riccobono's Peppermill.

June 9th, 2018 WINE Conference: St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Metairie, LA
 Dedicated to Elise Angelette and Buna's Hope, her non-for-profit benefiting cancer victims and their families. 
Stay tuned for more event and registration details.

WINE and Shrine Pilgrimage to Italy with Teresa Tomeo and Kelly Wahlquist, November 5-14, 2018. Visit for more details.

Jodi Awbrey


WINE is a 501(c)3

not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting women in their need, and to nurturing, encouraging, and supporting them on their journey.

Your LA Wine Specialist

Specializing in Regional WINE Conferences and Small Group Book Club Gatherings.

Your LA Wine Specialist

Specializing in LA Women, Wine and Wisdom Events, membership, volunteer outreach and quarterly LA WINE Cluster Newsletter.  


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