Saint Joseph Spiritual Ministries presents…

A Prayer Series: Coming to Prayer through Poetry

“Poets’ words can lift up our hearts, console us in times of sorrow,
and present images that widen our awareness of the ‘grandeur of God’ as found in Creation.”

–  Marilyn McEntyre, from When Poets Pray

Presenter: Joan Duffy, CSJ

When: Thursday Mornings, 10:00 AM to 12 noon
September 15, September 29, October 13, October 27
Where: St. Joseph Spirituality Center
71 Walnut Park, Newton

Join us in exploring the question: how can poets enrich and deepen my prayer life?
We will come to pray by reflecting on the poetry of…
Jessica Powers, David Whyte, Mary Oliver and other not-so-well-known poets.

Suggested Donation:

$25 per session, $75 for the series.

To register:

call 781-227-4730
or e-mail

Due to Covid-19 precautions, if you are not vaccinated, we respectfully ask that you wear a mask.
Come 15 minutes early for refreshments.

Contact us at St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries
71 Walnut Park, Newton, Massachusetts 02458
781-227-4730 |

Joan Duffy, CSJ has been a facilitator for Directed Retreats at St. Joseph Retreat Center in Cohasset, Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury and recently at Eastern Point Retreat Center in Gloucesterover over the last fifteen years. As an experienced group facilitator, her focus has been on discernment of heart as a way of being attentive to God’s presence in our lives as each day unfolds. With varied experiences in spiritual companionship, Sister Joan is involved in the ministry of Spiritual Direction at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brighton. Additionally, her ministry involves spiritual companioning of retired sisters and leading prayer services.

St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries, founded and supported by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston,
welcomes women and men of all faith traditions and cultures who seek a deeper relationship with God, self and all creation.
In collaboration with other dedicated people we are committed to offering spiritual direction and diverse spiritual opportunities
in various locations for individuals and groups.