YEAR 3  INFORMATION

Renewing Life... Deeper Life

Spiritual Formation

and Direction

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DEVELOPING AND PRACTICING THE SKILLS OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION....
BECOMING A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Praise be to God & Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion
and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles with the comfort
we ourselves have received from God
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

 

FIRST QUARTER FOCUS (January 20-22, 2019)

Objectives:

Gain a basic understanding of the history of soul care/spiritual direction

Develop an understanding of the spiritual development of the soul

Define what spiritual direction is

Learn and practice basic attending skill

 

SECOND QUARTER FOCUS (April 7-9, 2019)

Developing and practicing asking questions and the many ways of encouragement within the Director/Directee relationship.

Relational Disciplines:

 

THIRD QUARTER FOCUS (July 21-23, 2019)

Developing and practicing how to pay attention to God's personal communication within the Director/Directee relationship.

Relational Disciplines:

 

FOURTH QUARTER FOCUS (October 20-22, 2019)

Developing and practicing Spiritual Direction as the Director with the Directee.

Relational Disciplines:

 

READINGS (Required reading for Year Three; select chapters to be assigned quarterly)

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development by Bruce Demarest 

Water from a Deep Well by Gerald L. Sittser

Holy Invitations by Jeannette A. Bakke

The Practice of Spiritual Direction by William A. Barry & William J. Connolly

Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction by Margaret Guenther

 

BECOMING A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

There will be a practicum once a month on Thursday evening, where supervision of Direction is required for all students wanting to be vested as a Director.

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