Touching the Heart, Mind and Soul

My life long study of theology and wisdom spiritual traditions infuses my work. I have co-authored five editions of ‘Children Daily Prayer’ (reflections on scripture for children) for Liturgy Training Publications. I am an active member of St. Giles Family Mass Community in Oak Park where I coordinate the lay preaching program.

"Like scripture or mythology a good story reaches the corners of the heart and lights lamps there." - Clarissa Pinkol Estes

Story Programs

From a large repetoire of personal stories and folktales I create entertaining and inspiring programs on themes such as peace, compassion, grace, reconciliation, gratitude and faith. For other examples of favorite programming click: Halloween, Tales of Love, Winter and Irish.

Workshops

Building Community through Sharing our Stories
Stories connect us, building and deepening relationships. I gently leads the process of uncovering our stories and sharing them with one another.

Pass It On: Telling Your Family Stories
I stir memories and teach how to craft stories. We tell our stories for ourselves, our children and grandchildren, our communities.

Programs for Spirituality

I have a Master’s degree in Communication with additional study at Chicago Theological Union. I have co-authored five editions of ‘Children’s Daily Prayer’ (reflections on scripture for children) for Liturgy Training Publications. I live Oak Park and am a member of the St. Giles Family Mass Community.

See Programs for Spirituality on home page.

Presentation Roster

  • St. Giles, Oak Park
  • Congregation Church of Western Springs
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
  • Advocate Health Care – Parish Nurses Retreat
  • St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville
  • St. Paul Episcopal Church, Riverside
  • First Church of Lombard
  • Glenview Community Church
  • Gilead Church Chicago
  • Deaconate Women of the Catholic Archdiocese
  • Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago
  • Alexian Brothers, Chicago
  • Oak Leyden Developmental Services, Oak Park
  • Midwest Hospice, Glenview

Full Presentation Roster and Videos

For all performances and videos see All Performances page and Videos page.

Margaret’s Vision

Stories not only entertain, they also have the power to touch the heart, spark imagination, inspire hope, and embolden the spirit.

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For more information about programs and bookings contact margaret[at]margaretburk.com 708-465-6305

Testimonials

“Your story stays with me. It keeps on coming back and lifting me up.” – Lisa Bassett, Music for Healing Therapist

“Margaret gifted us with such life affirming stories so beautifully told.” – Anne
Marie Truelson