Spiritual Direction

  • PODCAST: A Conversation With Ruth Haley Barton

    July 16, 2019

    Ruth Haley Barton ministers to the soul care needs of pastors and leaders based on her conviction that the best thing we bring to leadership is our own transforming selves. Ruth Haley Barton is founding president and CEO of the Transforming Center. As a retreat leader, spiritual director, and author, she has inspired others for […]

  • What Do You Do When You “Fail” as a Spiritual Director?

    What Do You Do When You “Fail” as a Spiritual Director?

    January 21, 2019

    “I held my best friend in my arms as he died from a heroin overdose.” Those were the words my new directee, Chris*, spoke as he introduced himself during our spiritual direction session. He’d just entered the rehab center where I volunteer. It was the first of our weekly meetings that would continue for four months […]

  • We are One in Christ ~ Every Person is a Vessel for All That is Good and Holy

    November 26, 2018

    We are One in Christ “We must contemplate our responsibility as priestly people and our own willingness and ways to share the fruits of meditation and worship with others. There is a stirring in our consciences to assume responsibility for the needs of our neighbor,” said Aquinas Weber OP to her Sisters in Christ. That […]

  • Finding Peace: Amy Kam and Ann Walters OP

    Finding Peace: Amy Kam and Ann Walters OP

    November 26, 2018

    Spiritual Practices Lead Amy Kam to Peace Each morning and night, Sisters gather in Chapel to pray the Psalms. Through their formation and vowed lives, Sisters have learned to invite the holy in through prayer and reflection. They, in turn, offer others the invitation to discover the holy, in people and in the everyday, through […]

  • Dominican Center Teaches the Spiritual Practice of "Being With"

    February 19, 2018

    "I learned listening for God from Sister Sue and others at Dominican Center," Larry Slager said. Larry, an early participant in Dominican Center at Marywood's Spiritual Formation and Direction Programs said his preliminary search for courses in the Presbyterian tradition pointed him to San Francisco. A friend asked if he knew there was a spiritual […]