November 13: Session 8 Flow

Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction

Subject: Learning to Sit without Not Knowing

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Video – Circle of Mercy

Session 8 Participant Flow 2021

Session 8: Special Topics

November 13, 2021
All times are listed in Pacific Time 

As with all retreats, times are flexible and may be adjusted along the way.

8:50  Zoom opens

9:00  Opening Ritual 

9:05  Welcome and Opening Prayer

9:15    Large Group: Discussion of discernment (30 min.)

9:45    Large Group: January Discernment Process (30 min.)

10:15 Break (10 min.)

10:25  Mentor Groups: Book Presentations – Stretch break midway (95 min.)

 

12:00   Lunch!  (90 min.) Including 30 minutes with group sharing

1:30   Two Large Groups: Discussion of 5 Critical Concerns of RSM’s (10 min.)

1:40   Two Large Groups: Response to Critical Concerns from books read (65 min.)         

2:45    Journal the Day (5 min.)

2:50    Reminders and Closing Ritual (10 min.)

3:00    End

What’s Next? 

  • Mentor group meeting with Quads; supervision and direction meetings
  • Reflection paper (due November 30 – Happy Thanksgiving!)
  • Assigned readings for next session:
    • Ruffing: Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings, Chapter 1 and The Will of God, p. 82-86.
    • Some Basic Questions for Discerning a Call to Spiritual Direction 
    • Negative Voices that Can Sabotage a Call
    • Eight Principles of Discernment
    • Art & Practice Discernment Process Criteria (Excel page)
  • Complete and email to mentor by Monday, January 3:
    • Art & Practice of Spiritual Direction Discernment Guidelines
    • Spiritual Direction Record (the one that says due November 11)
  • Continue looking for directees, if necessary 

Course Website:

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