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 Jan 15th



Spring Semester Program:

Feb. 8 | Mar. 15 | Apr. 12 | May 10


  • The Spiritual Exercises and The 19th Annotation: Two versions of the Same Book
  • Traditions of Prayer and Spiritual Direction:  Carmelite and Franciscan
  • Dark Night and Depression: What's the Difference?
  • Spiritual Direction with Gen. Z and the NONES

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 spring 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.

Kelly Hughes

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.



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