The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Directionby Rose Mary Dougherty, Lynne Smith
Pub. Date: 08/01/2003
Publisher: Paulist Press
Author relates what he or she learned as a member, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction groupa community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and
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 groupa community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and discernmentand adapts it to a specific settingthe family, workplace, congregation, seminary, the homeless. The result is this collectiona loving, gentle testament to the power of spiritual direction groupsthat 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.
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