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INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL DIRECTION and
SUPERVISION FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
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WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?
Spiritual Direction can mean different things to different people. Our description would describe it as a meeting between a competent guide, who has been trained in the art of spiritual direction, and a directee who is eager to grow in his/her relationship with God, prayer and discernment. The director listens to the directee’s life story, daily experiences and prayer. The focus of this spiritual direction is the directee’s relationship with and experience of God. The directee is helped to notice, reverence and pay attention to God’s personal communication to him/her, to engage in this communication and to grow in intimacy with this God. The directee is encouraged to integrate one’s spirituality, faith, work, relationships and prayer.
The frequency of sessions is established through dialog between the director and directee. A person may meet 4-6 times a year, monthly, every two weeks or weekly. Usually there is a stipend or financial scale suggested by the individual director.
WHAT DOES A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR DO?
The privilege and responsibility of a spiritual director is to journey with you as the above desires are fulfilled. Contemplative listening and discernment are core essentials of what a spiritual director does. Confidentiality is a priority. People of all ages and faith denominations are most welcome.
SEEKING A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Spiritual direction is offered by many Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates in various geographic areas. The primary site is 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135. St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries is also able to suggest other trained spiritual directors who may minister closer to where you work or live. Links that have lists of directors’ names and biographical sketches are also made available on this website.
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Spiritual Direction Internship Initiative
Empowering people through personal, professional, and spiritual enrichment.
Is God luring you to the ministry of spiritual direction? Or, are you seeking renewal in this ministry? Come! Receive a certificate and an exquisite, in-depth training in Spiritual Direction. The SDII is an eight-month, virtual program. It begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and extends through mid-April. It meets from 9 AM – 4 PM every Tuesday. It also includes two Directed Prayer experiences, which are in-person. The program is open to men and women of all faith denominations. Download the attached brochure that explains many details. Contact Joan M. McCarthy, CSJ, at JoanM.firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or to seek more information.
A “Refresher” Series for Spiritual & Retreat Directors
PURPOSE OF PROGRAM
The series will include four sessions on topics that are essential for spiritual direction. Each session will provide a healthy refresher regardless of how long or briefly we have ministered in spiritual companioning.
Spiritual Directors, Retreat Directors, Prayer Guides, experienced directors, people who have participated in the SDII or other training programs, Pastoral Ministers
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
Experience in listening in the context of spiritual companioning
TIME, DATES, PLACE, COST
Days/Dates: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
October 6, 2021 November 3, 2021
December 8, 2021 January 12, 2022
Place: Online via Zoom
Cost: $120 for all 4 sessions; $30 for each individual session
DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM HERE.
Email: email@example.com or call: 781-227-4730 or apply online
Maureen Casey, SND, Joan M. McCarthy, CSJ
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 781-227-4730
For more information on this program,
please contact Joan McCarthy, CSJ at JoanM.McCarthy@csjboston.org.