Catherine Holtzheyer, x.m.c.j., is a member of congregation La Xavière, Missionary of Christ Jesus.
Prior to joining the congregation, Catherine worked for 15 years in the field of Human Resources. After her vows, she discovered Ignatian pedagogy through a position as a formator in an engineering school in Toulouse (France), then through her mission at the Centre d’Etudes Pédagogiques Ignatien in Paris, a training organization serving schools under the supervision of Ignatian congregations. In 2014, she was sent to Canada to be superior of the community in Toronto and to study theology.
Catherine has been working at Villa Saint Martin since June 2020, where she is in charge of the programming of retreats and spiritual events at the Villa.