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 Dec. 23rd

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2022-2023 Academic Year Program

Day: Second Wednesday of the month (see below)

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

Place: Online

Cost: $200 per semester (registration for Spring semester right now)

Spring Semester Application Deadline: December 23, 2022 (space is limited to 14 persons)

Description: 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 program offers the opportunity to explore some of those questions and to further refine the skills that 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.

Fall Semester

Date - Topic
Sept. 7 - Orientation*
Sept. 14 - Discernment and the Matter of God's Will
Oct. 12 - Prayer as Dialogue with God
Nov. 9 - Rhythm of Spiritual Direction
Dec. 14 - Issues of Authority and Boundaries

Spring Semester

Date - Topic
Feb. 1 - Orientation*
Feb. 8 - Discernment of Spirits
Mar. 15** - Contemplative Prayer
Apr. 12 - Developmental Stages of One's Relationship with God
May 10 - Cross Cultural Issues

*Orientation is 7:00-8:00 pm ET
**Mar. 15 is third Wednesday due to spring break

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