You’re invited!

Recovery is about more than breaking free from the bonds of addiction and attachment… it’s also about (re)discovering our true selves and nurturing a sense of purpose. Join the Ignatian Spirituality Project as we explore the transformative role spirituality can play in recovery with guest speakers including Dawn Eden Goldstein, Rasheeda Hastings, Jean Heaton, and Fr. Tom Weston, SJ.

Mark your calendar for:

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

11:00AM-5:00PM Central Time

Virtual | Zoom

Registration is FREE, and all sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants.

Event Schedule

(all times Central Standard Time)

11:00am – Welcome

11:15am – Featured Speaker: Dawn Eden Goldstein (Followed by Q&A)

12:30pm – Featured Speaker: Rasheeda Hastings (Followed by Q&A)

2:00pm – Featured Speaker: Jean Heaton (Followed by Q&A)

3:30pm – Featured Speaker: Tom Weston, SJ (Followed by Q&A)

4:45pm – Closing

Invited guests

The Spirituality and Recovery Conference features four invited guests who will share their sacred stories and experiences. Read more about our featured speakers below.

Dawn Eden Goldstein

Dawn Eden Goldstein, JCL, SThD, is the award-winning author of the biography of Edward Dowling, S.J., Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.’s Spiritual SponsorSunday Will Never Be the Same and (under the pen name Dawn Eden) The Thrill of the Chaste, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, and Remembering God’s Mercy. Dr. Goldstein holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and in 2023 received a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America. 

Rasheeda Hastings

Rasheeda Hastings is a Spiritual Director and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator who resides in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Labyrinth Society and Walkers of the Labyrinth, and enjoys the labyrinth as a spiritual practice and a way of connecting to her inner self along the turns while walking. Rasheeda also holds certificates Mindful Resilience Training and Reiki. She enjoys meditation, Tai Chi, and yoga. 

Jean Heaton

Jean Heaton is a blogger, writer, speaker, teacher, and a workshop and retreat leader. Both her husband and son are in long-term recovery, and she has worked her own Twelve Step program for those affected by the addictions of others. Jean is the author of Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Healing & Growing with 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality and she shares her experience, strength, and hope with others at

Tom Weston, SJ

Tom Weston, SJ has been involved with people in Twelve Step Programs since 1976. A former Director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and teacher, he has degrees in counseling, education, and theology. He lectures, counsels, and conducts workshops and seminars internationally. Fr. Tom entered the California Province of the Jesuit Order in 1965 and was ordained a priest in 1978. Currently based in Oakland, CA, he has devoted most of his priestly life to counseling and retreat work with alcoholics and other addicts.