Freelance Writer 

    Public Speaker

   Spiritual Retreats

   ​Creative Writing...

​  Designer of Spiritual themed                      Cards



Copyright. Mary Olivia Patiño - Author. All Rights Reserved.


Mary Olivia Patiño is a poet, writer and author, and card designer. 



In Moments of Grace:  a Collection of Poetry Inspired by Faith, the author reflects on the passages of life’s journey through prayer, poetry, and journaling with Holy Scripture.

Ms. Patiño's passion for photography and the beauty in nature inspired her to design Scripture-based greeting cards.  A spiritual pilgrimage to Israel inspired her desert landscape theme.

Her travels include pilgrimages to the Holy Land in Israel, Portugal, Spain, and missionary experiences in Mexico and Honduras.  These experiences greatly impact her reflections.


Nature, Spirituality and Faith are recurrent themes in her work.  



 ​Ms. Patiño has a Master in Theological Studies (MTS) from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.  


Guiding others as a speaker for workshops and retreats, one of her unique experiences was hearing her poem, "San Juan Capistrano", enacted at a choral production developed by San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, Dr. Carmen Tafolla. 



​Her book is available in print through Barnes & Noble and amazon.com.  Also available as an E-book.  Publisher:  Xulon Press.​





Nature provides a spiritual space for journaling, writing a poem, or a story amid a peaceful setting.

As the hind longs for the running waters, so my soul longs for you, 

O God.  Athirst is my soul for God, the living God..By day the Lord bestows his grace, and at night I have his song.

​                               Psalm 42:2-3;9

Author by the Dead Sea in Israel

Writing reflects our faith, our spirituality, and our lives. 

Mary Olivia Patiño

​​​​Member:  Story Circle Network


​Member:  The Next Chapter Women Writers' Group


Facilitator:  Writing With Angels