The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction

The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction

by Rose Mary Dougherty, Lynne Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0809141760

ISBN-13: 9780809141760

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Paulist Press

These moving, positive essays witness the experiences of participants in Shalem Institute's group spiritual direction workshops. Each

Author relates what he or she learned as a member, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction group—a community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and

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These moving, positive essays witness the experiences of participants in Shalem Institute's group spiritual direction workshops. Each

Author relates what he or she learned as a member, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction group—a community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and discernment—and adapts it to a specific setting—the family, workplace, congregation, seminary, the homeless. The result is this collection—a loving, gentle testament to the power of spiritual direction groups—that enables young and old, clergy and laity of all faiths to realize, celebrate and proclaim a commonality of greater spiritual purpose.Fluid and well-honed, The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction is of great value to seminarians, graduate students, church organizations, clergy and laity of all faiths, as well as to anyone seeking guidance on the value of group spiritual direction. It features biographies of its numerous contributors.

About the Authors Rose Mary Dougherty, S.S.N.D., holds an M.A. in spiritual theology from St. Louis University, and a certificate from the Shalem-Washington Theological Union's graduate program in spiritual guidance. She is the

Author of Paulist Press title Group Spiritual Direction Community for Discernment. Monica Maxon holds a Master's degree in theological studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. She edits the Shalem News and helped edit Living with Apocalypse Spiritual Resources for Social Compassion. Lynne Smith is a member of Shalem's board of directors and is a participant, facilitator and mentor for facilitators of group spiritual direction at Shalem Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809141760
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.77(d)

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