Marilyn is a member of the Carmelite Community of the Word. She presently provides enrichment programs, retreats, and spiritual direction at the CCW Incarnation Center in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania. She provides educational programs for the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program and the Diaconal Formation Program of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. She has used the Praying in Color method of prayer for retreats, enrichment programs, as a reflection process for mission groups, and, most importantly, in her own prayer. She has a background in Nursing, Administration, Family Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, and has completed the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Guidance.