Advent Tools for Spiritual Companioning

Weekly 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In this two part ONLINE series, we will reflect on Advent Themes and notice how they guide our prayer life throughout the Advent season and become tools for individual spiritual direction/companioning.  Spiritual Companioning is learning how to “listen to self in a deeper way” and “paying close attention” to what is being heard.

We will use the scripture texts of the Infancy Narratives during our Thursday evening sessions (December 1 and 8) and reflect on how each person listened to God and responded.  In many ways these were our first Spiritual Directors and Companions.  The sessions facilitated by experienced Sister Linda Greenwood will offer ways to connect their lives with our own this Advent season.  

Registration Fee: $40 for the two sessions on Thursday December 1 and 8 at 8-9 pm eastern.

This event is being held in partnership with Prairie Retreat in Iowa.

About the leader(s)

Linda Greenwood

Sister Linda Greenwood is presently semi-retired and has been on a private renewal in this time of transition from full time ministries. She was the director of the Sisters of St. Francis House of Prayer in Lowell, MA for 20 years from 1999 – 2019 while at the same time working one day a week at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, MA in their Franciscan Center for Spiritual Direction. She has also taught elementary school and religious education in middle school. She was Director of Religious Education (Faith Formation) for 26 years in several different parishes.  She served as a retreat staff member at St. Francis Retreat Center in Burlington, Wisconsin for ten summers and served as director of a regional adult education center, Nashua Deanery Christian Life Center for five years.