Come away for an Advent day of prayer and reflection.


Saturday, December 9th

Villa Immaculata
(Beautiful Retreat House on the Long Island Sound)
3560 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

Presentations by Eileen Benthal, catered lunch by Lombardi’s Love Lane Market.

$35 per person includes presentations, lunch and one signed copy of “Breathing Underwater-A Journey of Hope”.

Eileen Benthal is an author, speaker and certified coach with a special heart for people with disabilities and families who care for them. She is the author of Breathing Underwater: A Journey of Hope and co-author of Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers. She also writes a bi-weekly spiritual reflection column entitled: “Life on Purpose” at (

Contact Eileen at or call 631-833-1897 for more information.


with Eileen Benthal
Contact us to book a signing event!

Eileen Benthal is a gifted speaker, freelance writer ( and The Riverhead News Review) and certified professional coach with a passion for those who feel overwhelmed by their circumstances.

Eileen speaking at book signing. Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck, NY.

Eileen speaking at book signing. Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck, NY.

Eileen’s new book: Breathing Underwater; A Caregiver’s Journey of Hope shares the wisdom she has learned through her eighteen year journey of caring for her youngest daughter, who struggles with a rare neurological disease and has had over 90 surgeries.


This journey of hope began with Eileen’s nightmare of being out in the middle of a dark ocean, treading water with her newborn baby in her arms. The dreams and the journey continued for years until one night God spoke to her in the dream. God told Eileen that she was in an ocean of God’s mercy and that she and her daughter could let go as He promised to teach them a new way of breathing-“how to breathe underwater.”

Eileen is available to speak at your event as she shares some inspiring excerpts from their story.