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Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction

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  1. Introduction to the Course
  2. Art and Practice Themes Outline 2021-22
  3. Art and Practice Book List 2021-22
  4. Welcome from Program Mentors
  5. Zoom Links
  6. Assignments and Resources
    11 Topics
  7. Video Pre-work for Session 2: The Circle of Life
    3 Topics
  8. Video Pre-work for Session 2: Theological Presuppositions
    3 Topics
  9. April 10: Session 2 Flow
  10. Labyrinth Gallery
  11. Real Play from April 10, 2021
    1 Topic
  12. Video Pre-Work for Session 3: Supervision
    6 Topics
  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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Mary Ann Scofield, RSM, PhD

 In 1980 Sister received an MA in Theology of Spiritual Direction at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, and broadened her ministry of spiritual direction, teaching classes at St. Patrick’s Seminary and Santa Clara University. In 1989 Sister joined the staff at Mercy Center, Burlingame, where she inaugurated the Internship in the Art of Spiritual Direction held every year. She was one of the founding members of Spiritual Directors International, serving as its first executive director. Sister Mary Ann became internationally known, directing programs in Guam, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Kenya, Lithuania, Ireland, Alaska, and Hawaii to help train and mentor new directors. A woman of deep spirituality and listening heart, Sister Mary Ann endeared herself to those who sought her compassion and guidance. Her lively spirit and sense of humor brightened the lives of all who knew her.