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Spiritual Direction

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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is available to enhance and deepen one's relationship with God. The relationship of spiritual direction is sacred, safe and strictly confidential. Our spiritual directors can offer you the gentle encouragement to open fully to God's loving presence, and to discern the action of the Spirit in your life. To learn more about spiritual direction, or if you are seeking a trained and qualified spiritual director, please contact:

Mercy Center Auburn-- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mercy Center Burlingame -- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Sister Shari Sutherland This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Formation of Spiritual Directors 

Mercy Center in Burlingame, Calif., has provided training for spiritual directors for 25 years. The sisters have been pioneers in creating authentic, integrated formation programs for lay and ordained people from around the world from every denomination. The Center provides an intensive month-long internship program in spiritual direction and offers internships in retreat direction, group spiritual direction and supervision of directors each July.

Resources:

Sacred Is the Call: The Transformational Work of Spiritual Direction Programs for Personal and Professional Growth (Crossroad Book), Suzanne Buckley, editor.

This book describes aspects of spiritual direction formation which are part of the Mercy Center program.

 

Spiritual Directors International- http://www.sdiworld.org

 

Directed Retreats

 All three Mercy WMW retreat centers offer individual directed retreats of varying lengths. Please contact the centers directly.

 

Mercy Center Auburn  http://www.mercycenter.org

Mercy Center Burlingame http://www.mercy-center.org

Knowles Mercy Center  http://www.kmscenter.org

 

 

 
 

Mercy Story

  • Associate Lee Flohe persuaded a group of her friends to begin a St. Vincent dePaul's thrift store 20 years ago in Traverse City, Mich. Despite its tourist attractions on the tip of Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, there were always people in need, and in March the unemployment rate reached an unprecedented 13.1%.