The Journey Continues

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Ongoing Supervision and Education for Practicing Spiritual Directors

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. Applications due June 30th



Fall Semester Program:

Sept. 14 | Oct. 12 | Nov. 9 | Dec. 14


  • Images of Jesus
  • How Does One Discern an Experience of God?
  • Rhythm of the Spiritual Direction Process:  Beginning, Evaluation, Termination
  • Adult Development and Spiritual Direction

Day: Second Tuesday of the month (see above)

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (one hour supervision, one hour continuing education)

Place: Online

Cost: $200 per semester (only register for fall semester right now)


Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.

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.

Emily Egan

Emily Egan serves as a Campus Minister at Boston College where she directs the Arrupe International Immersion program. After growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts she received her B.A. and M.A. in Theological Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Emily is a trained restorative justice circle keeper from Community Justice for Youth Institute in Chicago, IL and completed the Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in 2019. She serves as a spiritual director for the Boston College Center for Ignatian Spirituality, The Boston Chapter of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, and the East Coast Office of Ignatian Spirituality.



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.

More information about the STM’s Spirituality Programs