Catholic Social Services And The Office For The New Evangelization Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Host Educational Series On Addiction

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), along with the Office for the New Evangelization, will host the inspirational series, “We Thirst,” a comprehensive educational retreat program.

This series is designed to educate and spread awareness about the topic of addiction from a Christian perspective. It is an opportunity to explore the nature of addiction and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.

All five sessions are open to the public and will take place at the following location.

Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The first session in the series is detailed below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Presenter: Nina Marie Corona
Session Topic: Biology
Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

About the Presenter

Nina Marie Corona, M.A., C.R.S. is the author and facilitator of “We Thirst.” She is pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry at Fordham University, possesses a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago and education certification in alcohol and drug counseling from Villanova University. In addition, she is a Pennsylvania Board Certified Recovery Specialist. To learn more about Nina, please visit here.

Additional sessions include:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Topic: Psychology
Presenter: Nina Marie Corona
Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Topic: Family
Presenter: Nina Marie Corona
Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Topic: Spirituality
Presenter: Nina Marie Corona
Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Topic: Action
Presenter: Nina Marie Corona
Time: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

A one-time registration fee of $20 will secure all five sessions. A free will offering will be also taken to benefit Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit

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Editor’s Note: For more information on the “We Thirst” series please visit

To learn more about the Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit