Sr. Rita is a graduate of Heythrop College and has a diploma in Christian Leadership and Formation from Maynooth. She was a member of the team in Craighead Jesuit Spirituality Centre, Scotland, FCJ Tertian Director for 5 years and FCJ novice director for many years. During these ministries she married her theological and psychological studies in developing a creative approach to presenting God present in creation and in each of the 4 basic relationships of our lives.

She is currently a spiritual director, retreat giver and member of the team in the new FCJ Spirituality Centre in London.