Welcome to WritingPatino.com. Artistic Spirituality in San Antonio.

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  Mary Olivia Patiño, MTS - author 

Gracious is the Lord and just ; yes, our Lord is Merciful!                                   -Psalm 116:5

These words from Sacred Scripture were the focus of the ACTS Retreat which I attended a few days ago. 

After years of 'passing up' the opportunity to sign up for an ACTS retreat, this year 2018 was somehow different.  Or, maybe I was.  Maybe I was at a different place in my own spirituality.   

 Go!  I had heard the Holy Spirit breaking into my thoughts.


About Me

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima in Church of Bom Jesu, Portugal


My writing roots

Mary Olivia  Patiño, MTS


Poetry, prose, and photography:  these passions originated, when as a child growing up in the Texas Valley, imagination took flight before life on a dairy farm. There, wandering in the woods filled with encinos (Spanish oaks) and mesquite trees, a sense of mystery surrounded me. 

Today, many years later, those passions still inspire my creativity and desire to share faith and praise God. 

A Cup of Faith!

 My artisanry extends to designing cards and                                        

coffee cups

featuring nspirational/Biblical quotations.

I invite you to sip your favorite tea or coffee while you reflect on your own experiences and write!  Whether alone, or in a group...     


Writing and journaling help us 'explore'  our spiritual wellspring.  Joy and sometimes, if needed, inner healing surface. 

Enter into the experience:  write to remember, to create, or to leave a legacy.  

We've discovered an immense sense of accomplishment and support in our faith-based writing group, 'Writing with Angels'. 


Guadalupe Radio


Events and Books

The Great American Read


Boerne Book Arts & Fest

October 6, 2018

Patrick Heath Boerne Library


Our Family Reads-a Partnership between the Mayor, City Council & Public Library

A Human Library!

I Am San Antonio!

Theme:  "Multiculturalism and Diversity"

@ John Igo Library

October 20, 2018

San Antonio, Texas 


Author Geraldine Guadagno has several books.  Here is one, below:

5 Steps to Facing Suffering by Geraldine Guadagno


The Moss Rose Antique Shop by Glee Miller


For peaceful places of prayer:

Oblate Grotto 

A Spirituality of Daily Praise

October:  Our Blessed Mother and Month of the Rosary

Pope Francis has asked the faithful to pray  to Mary, the  Mother of God, for her intercession and to pray the Rosary. 


Sub Tuum Praesidium

Beneath Thy Protection

We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.


A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. -Revelation 12:1

Sacred Scripture for Reflection

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me

-Philippians 4:13

More of my writing can be found in Moments of Grace:  A Collection of Poetry Inspired by Faith.  Find me on 

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Mary Olivia Patiño, author