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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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Meet:

  • Mentor group meeting with Quads during July

  • Meet with directees

  • Meet with supervisor

Read:

  • Assigned readings for September:
    • Finish reading Guenther’s Holy Listening
    • Finish reading Into the Silent Land by Martin Laird
    • Read Sacred is the Call, Chapter 8
    • Read Sacred is the Call, Chapter 9
    • Print Out and Read Downloadable Resources 
    • Any additional reading ahead. Consider Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions – Gerald G. May

Write:

  • Reflection paper based on work for and experience of the June session
    Due July 22, 2nd Thursday after July session.

Reflection paper prompts:

  • What are you noticing about your own prayer?
  • What are your presumptions about prayer? How are you challenged by others’ presumptions?
  • How have your images of God shifted over time? What is emerging for you now?

 

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Beyond the Beginnings – Ch 6

Mercy Spirituality Ministry Network