Margarett Vitae

Download Vitae

Margarett A. Schlientz, PhD.

13618 W. Meadow Lane, New Berlin, WI 53151

Phone: 262-785-1827    Fax: 262-785-1826    Cell: 414-217-1252

Academic Credentials:

Marywood Academy, Grand Rapids, MI – 1957

Marquette University College of Nursing – BSN degree – 1961

Marquette University – MA equivalents in Clinical Psychology and MA Equivalent in the Sociology of Religions

Marquette University – MA equivalent in Theology with Masters and Doctoral level courses.

Creighton University – M A in Ch. Spirituality degree – 1978

University of Maryland – MSN degree in Psychiatric Nursing – 1971 – Honors Scholar

University of Pittsburgh – PhD. degree in Psychiatric Nursing – 1981 – Honors Scholar


Co-author and presenter of the RISEN program (Re-invest Spirituality and Ethics in the Networks of Healthcare) We are in our 29th year of presenting the four day program two or three times per month, to health care systems across the U.S.

Spiritual Director to priests in respective dioceses. Retreat director for diocesan priests.

Psychiatric Consultant and faculty at the Institute for Priestly Formation for the ten week spiritual renewal summer program for diocesan seminarians at Creighton University each summer for 20 years. Also Presenter and spiritual director to priests in the program training diocesan priests in the art of spiritual direction at Mundelein Seminary, Chicago for 10 years. Previous to the appointment to IPF from 1978-92 taught an integration course in psychology, spirituality and sexuality in the Masters program in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University.

Member of the Mission and Advisory Board for the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Consultant to the Missionaries of Charity throughout the world facilitating personal growth and human formation to enhance their growth in spirituality through Ignatian retreats.

Specialist in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola integrating the gifts of that spirituality as a healing source on psychological and spiritual wounds.

Author and presenter of the annual Healing Conference on Exorcism and Deliverance , Mundelein Seminary, Chicago, for Bishops and Priests for 12 years.

Author of Healing Conferences for individuals, families, parishes and organizations to open pain-filled hearts to the mercy and love of Jesus in a deep and personal way.

Consultant to over 50 religious communities to aid leadership, facilitate chapters, consultant for psychological and spiritual issues, etc.

Partnered with holy and gifted priests to discern issues of exorcism and deliverance and ministered deliverances with them. Perform psychological assessments to determine if exorcism is appropriate.

Created and supervised prayer teams providing discernment of spirits to the priest exorcist with active prayer support during exorcisms.

Presented over 1000 workshops and conferences in the last 45 years to Religious orders, Diocese, Parishes and Healthcare Systems on the integration of psychology and spirituality.

Committed to renewing in the faithful the power of Adoration and the renewal of the power of healing in the Eucharist to the laity.

Member of the International Commission promoting the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart.

Retreat Director and Presenter for Diaconate Programs for Deacons and wives.

Past chair of the Association of Christian Therapists for six years. Past Chair of the Marquette University Nursing Alumni Association – 3 year term.

Awarded the Mary Neville Bielefeld Award for outstanding spiritual leadership by the Association of Marquette University Women 1992

Awarded the Our Lady of Guadalupe Medal for significant contributions to the Institute for Priestly Formation, at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

Since the fall of 2010 conducting monthly a diocesan wide evangelization series for the laity of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Founder of Pope Leo XIII Institute for the formation of exorcists.  Executive Director 2012-2015.