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Exploring Spiritual Direction: Receiving and Giving
January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Spiritual Direction is the process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey, encouraging them to tell and reflect on their life story. The purpose of spiritual direction is to help explore their personal and spiritual experience as they grow closer to God” (FCJ Centre)
How do you find a spiritual director? How could you minister to others by becoming a spiritual director? Join Sr. Madeline Gregg of the Faithful Companions of Jesus at this free session on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. to learn more.
About Sr. Madeleine (From fcjcentre.ca)
Sr. Madeleine Gregg entered with the Faithful Companions of Jesus in 1978. Already a teacher before she became a Sister, she continued working in the field of education in various capacities, teaching in both general and special education at the elementary, middle school, secondary, and university levels. For over a decade she directed an annual, week-long, residential Teen Leadership Camp with 7-8th grade girls, supervising college-aged counsellors and working to ensure a life-giving experience for all involved. Sr. Madeleine came to Calgary to work at the FCJ Centre in August 2015 with many years of experience in adult faith formation (RCIA) and retreat work. Her formal training as a spiritual director was through the Spiritual Direction Internship Initiative (SDII) in Boston, MA, USA. Now professor emerita, retired after 22 years in teacher education at the University of Alabama, USA, Madeleine enjoys her work as part of the spiritual direction training program team, gives retreats to families (Mother-Daughter/ Father-Son; Parent-Teen/Grandparent/Grandchild), offers spiritual direction, does outreach to schools, and is ready to respond to new initiatives with enthusiasm and joy!