Engaging in the ministry of spiritual direction has a way of expanding and deepening the mysteries of the spiritual life along with all the questions and challenges that arise. This course offers the opportunity to explore some of those questions and to further refine the skills to help others mine the riches of God's grace. Each two hour session will provide opportunities for supervision as well as facilitating input and discussion on important issues encountered in this ministry.
Space is limited. Apply for Fall (Session 3) by June 30th.
Four monthly sessions with one orientation session
Second Wednesday of the month (occasional adjustments apply)
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET
$200 per semester
Program is currently running
Barbara Quinn, RSCJ is Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at STM. She holds a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit and a Doctor of Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Barb has been involved widely in spiritual direction and retreats since 1980 including the US, Africa, India, Europe. She developed and facilitated a two year spiritual direction certificate program for 12 years at the University of San Diego.
Kelly Hughes is the Campus Minister for Retreats at Boston College. She graduated from Providence College in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology, and went on to serve as a Cap Corps Volunteer with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries in New York. Kelly earned her Master’s degree from Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry in 2014, and her Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation in 2021. Her experience in campus ministry includes small-group faith sharing and facilitation, service immersion, and spiritual direction and pastoral care for young adults.
Sara Milone is the director of pastoral ministry at an all-girls Catholic high school outside of Boston. Steeped in Jesuit education, Sara received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, a M.Ed. from Loyola Marymount University, and a M.Div. and Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Her areas of ministry experience include high school campus ministry and education, parish youth ministry, college and young adult retreats, hospital chaplaincy, adult faith formation and spiritual direction. In addition to being on the teaching team of a spiritual direction training program in Boston, Sara is currently pursuing a Th.M. in Spirituality Studies at Boston College and an Advanced Certificate in Supervision at Fordham University.
The Journey Continues Program is part of the School of Theology and Ministry’s comprehensive Spirituality Studies Program. Advanced degrees in Spirituality Studies, certificate programs, formation in spiritual direction are all offered at the STM. Multiple courses are presented each year by a core Spirituality Studies faculty.
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