Bernadette Roberts passed away on November 27, 2017 at her home in Southern California, in her sleep.  She had been diagnosed with ALS a year ago and this eventually led to her death. Bernadette asked that we let her friends know when the time came.  She is (as she always was) with God.  We will miss her dearly and are grateful for all she gave us.


We are a few people who have known Bernadette Roberts for many years, having first met her at talks and retreats in the early eighties. In the years since, we have spent much time talking with her about the Christian spiritual journey. Bernadette does not use the Internet, nor does she have access to it. She asked us to set up this site as a place for those interested in her writings and retreats.

Bernadette's Friends


Dear Friend,

"Thank you for your interest in my books and taking the time to visit this site. Please understand that apart from meeting people at the annual retreat I offer, I do not see people individually, talk on the phone, or carry on correspondences. I am not a spiritual director, counselor or teacher—have never had any talent or interest in this area. Apart from this, however, my busy family life would make it impossible to accommodate all the good people who would like to visit, talk or correspond. I recommend, however, that you find some group or persons with whom you can share your contemplative journey. For this, you might inquire at some monastery, retreat center or church. With this note comes a prayer God will send you whatever help, grace or insight you might need at this time."

God Bless!
(Those who are looking for spiritual direction are welcome to contact Brother Bede Healey at Incarnation Monastery, 1369 La Loma Ave, Berkeley, CA. 94708. A Camaldolese monk for 35 years and a Ph.D. in Analytical Psychology, he welcomes all who are seeking a deeper life with God. Either write to him or, as he would prefer, visit him at the monastery.) 
Thanks to Ramesh Balakrishnan for setting up this site, and Pat Masters for managing it. 

(For daily encouragement, click on this link to visit Pat's blog site, Contemplative Day Book.) 

Bernadette is not, and never has been, on YouTube.  
While YouTube has been informed of this, yet, for years they have wrongly linked Bernadette’s name to various speakers on YouTube – which is totally false information.