About Sacred Doorways

Carol and Roger Pisani are the co-founders and co-directors of the Institute for Liturgical and Spiritual Formation as well as the new Sacred Doorways, through which they provide numerous workshop and retreat programs around the country in the areas of liturgy, music, RCIA, catechesis and spirituality. Their work in ministry and spirituality spans more than 30 years.
The Institute for Liturgical and Spiritual Formation is committed to fostering the spiritual journey of individuals and communities of all faiths and spiritual paths of good will, mercy and justice.
We strive to live by the following core values:

  • All of life is an invitation to a sacred encounter with God who is love
  • The Spirit of God is present and active in all people and all of creation
  • Each of us has a unique call and unique gifts to express the presence and action of God in the world
  • The revelation and wisdom of God can be experienced in religious traditions, ritual, spiritual community, and all circumstances of life

The Institute provides opportunities of spiritual nourishment, for people across spiritual paths and traditions. It is our hope to be a catalyst in the process of people becoming their fullest selves – in body, mind and spirit – so that they might recognize God’s dream for their lives and ultimately for the world.

None of this happens in isolation – the dream is born in community – with and through the journey of life, with one another, as we seek to hear with new ears, see with new eyes, love with healed hearts – as pure gift from the One who has created us. Consider being a part of the unfolding story!


Carol Pisani
Carol PisaniCo-Founder, Director
Carol holds a Master of Science in Church Management from Villanova University and has served as the Director for the DePaul Center for Mission and Ministry and the Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Values at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ.
Roger Pisani
Roger PisaniCo-Founder, Director
Roger holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Liturgical Studies from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, and serves as Director of Music and Liturgy at the Catholic Community of Saint Peter in Point Pleasant Beach.