Nell O'Leary


Nell O’Leary loves reminding women of their gifts and marvelousness. Community building is her deep wellspring of joy. She has emceed events and addressed groups of all shapes and sizes. A retired attorney and full-time mom, she and her husband live with their five kids in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Speaking Topics

    • Healing and restoration in Jesus
    • Spiritual health and finding a prayer life
    • Balance and joy in vocation
    • Dryness and consolation in relationships
    • Parenting & partnering with peace
    • Finding and living your gifts

Past Speaking Engagements


    • Rest + Restoration (parochial school teachers' retreat) (spring 2023)
    • "Women of the Stations of the Cross" (private retreat) (winter 2023)
    • "Union and Intimacy" private couple's retreat (2022) 
    • "Writing as Sacrifice" (private retreat fall 2022)
    • "Devoted Life" Saint Bartholomew (fall 2020)
    • "Abundant Women" Saint Vincent de Paul (fall 2020)
    • Engaged Encounter Our Lady of Grace (Couple Speakers)
    • Transfiguration Parish Women's Group (Speaker)
    • Saint John's Circle of Women (Speaker)
    • Saint Hubert's GROW Women's Group (Speaker)
    • Saint Joseph's Advent Retreat (Speaker)
    • Holy Family Catholic Women's Group (Speaker)
    • Church in the 21st Century in Boston (Panelist)
    • Retreat "From the Rib" Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Speaker)
    • Saint Joseph's Women's Group (Speaker)
    • Behold Series, Archdiocese of Minneapolis Saint Paul (Presenter)
    • Young Adult Theology on Taps