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Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction

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  1. Introduction to the Course
  2. Zoom Links
  3. Assignments and Resources
    11 Topics
  4. Video Pre-work for Session 2: The Circle of Life
    3 Topics
  5. Welcome from Program Mentors
  6. Video Pre-work for Session 2: Theological Presuppositions
    3 Topics
  7. Art and Practice Themes Outline 2021-22
  8. Art and Practice Book List 2021-22
  9. April 10: Session 2 Flow
  10. Labyrinth Gallery
  11. Video Pre-Work for Session 3: Supervision
    6 Topics
  12. Real Play from April 10, 2021
    1 Topic
  13. May 8: Session 3 Flow
  14. Video Pre-Work for Session 4: Interior Movements
    4 Topics
  15. June 12: Session 4 Flow
  16. Video Pre-Work for Session 5: Directing Another in Prayer
    5 Topics
  17. July 10: Session 5 Flow
  18. Video Pre-Work for Session 6: Jungian Psychology and Spiritual Direction
  19. September 11: Session 6 Flow
  20. Video Pre-Work for Session 7: Culture and Marginalization
    7 Topics
  21. October 9: Session 7 Flow
  22. Pre-Work for Session 8: Special Topics in Spirituality
  23. November 13: Session 8 Flow
  24. Pre-Work for Session 9: Discernment
  25. January 7 & 8 Discernment Weekend
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Assignments

Read:

Bumpus, Mary Rose, and RB Langer, Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging  in Holy Mystery, Part I.

Bowen: “Do No Harm” (download below)

Write:

The April session focused on the Cycle of Life and Theological Presuppositions.
Reflection Paper Due Date April 22 (2nd Thursday after the meeting) based on work for and experience of the April meeting.

Guidance questions:

  • How is this content shaping me as a spiritual director?
  • What shifts am I noticing in myself?
  • What challenges am I experiencing?
Reflection paper format: one page, single spaced.  Please upload it using the form below.  Due Date: April 22.

View Online Courses:
Link to Videos.

Review the handouts in the downloadable resources section below to go with the video course.

Review Pre-recorded Real Play of direction session from April 10.
Link to Real Play Video

Downloadable Resources

Additional Forms

Mercy Spirituality Ministry Network