Leading Group Spiritual Direction (3 part series)

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Group Spiritual Direction was first introduced in 1995 by Sr. Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND. It is this direction of Sr. Rose Mary, plus Sr. Linda’s lived experiences as spiritual director and teacher, that Sr. Linda will use to present the process of group direction.  This three session ONLINE series will teach participants in the process and offer ways to integrate it into their spiritual companioning practices.

In this series, the process of Group Spiritual Direction will be described with information on how to use it.  Then we will have the opportunity to practice this process for three sessions, one for each time we meet per month.  It will include quiet prayer, then each person will have time to share their encounters or the absence of the presence of God/Faith in their times of prayer and within their lived experiences.  With Sister Linda Greenwood's guidance, the group’s role will be to listen and provide a communal presence of contemplative listening. Come and see… Come and experience a deeper way of discerning with others one’s personal faith journey in a communal setting. 

Registration Fee: $60 for the three part series on Thursday evenings, September 22, November 13, and November 10 from 7:30-9:00 pm eastern.

This ONLINE series 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.