has two main aims:
we come to inhabit and trust our own spirituality more;
we grow in our ability to listen to others in ways that ‘hear them into
see these two as inextricably linked, one providing the bedrock for the other.
We acknowledge that we on the team are still on our own journey of growth
in these aims.
will be, to a large extent, experiential:
and claiming our own spirituality;
with each other and listening to each other;
the gifts we already have, if only in potential, and learning new ones;
together the important teaching points.
hope to create an atmosphere of acceptance, trust and respect for the uniqueness
of each of us, in which learning can happen grace-fully.
The dates of
the 15 Monday sessions are as follows:
& 29 Oct, 12 & 26 Nov; 10 Dec 2001;
Jan; 4 & 25 Feb; 11 & 18 Mar 2002;
& 29 Apr;
13 & 20 May; 10 June 2002.
will begin promptly at 11am and finish at 4pm.
Tea and coffee will be available from 10.30am. The lunch break will be 1-2pm.
APPLICATION: for address see contact information:
something about yourself.
two books, poems, works of art, pieces of music, people or places, etc. that
have had an influence upon you. What
has been their influence?
are your reasons for wanting to do the course?
are your expectations of the course?
How do you hope to use what you learn?
completed the three year training in Spiritual Direction at the Ignatian
Spirituality Course in London, where she also worked as an assistant on the
Second Year for a year. She works
as a spiritual director and prayer guide. Penny
is married, with three children.
Mary Stephen csjb was a primary school teacher in inner London before joining the Anglican Community of St John Baptist in the early 1990s. Her main ministry is in spiritual direction and retreat giving and she’s been much influenced by the work and teaching of Tony de Mello and Gerry Hughes. Pleasures include friends, Mozart, Jane Austen and the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett.