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What is Spiritual Direction? And is it for me?


April 6th, 2019.


11:00 AM to 2:30 PM




DeCIce Hall at the Marian Center, 1365 Northampton Street, Holyoke MA 01040


Chris Clark



Have you heard of Spiritual Direction? Do you wonder what it is?

Is this what you’ve been searching for?

A deeper spiritual life?

Exploration of the meaning and direction of your life?

Do you ever yearn to feel closer to God?

Do you wonder what God desires for you?

Do you want to explore your sacred story in your daily life?

Do you seek companionship on your spiritual journey?

Have you ever wished for a deeper prayer life? 

 You are invited to attend this Lenten Day of Reflection.

The day will include an introduction to what Spiritual Direction is (and is not), some exploration of different ways to be with God in prayer, reflection on your own sacred story, discussion of several approaches to Spiritual Direction, and time for both shared and personal prayer. 

All are welcome, including those who are “spiritual, but not religious,” those who feel marginalized by the church, and those of all faiths. Please register to join us. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.

Leader: Virginia Collins-English, M.Ed., CAGS, MAAT '03, a certified spiritual director and retreat director, writer, and triply-licenses psychotherapist and the author of Prayering: Openings for Contemplation and Personal Prayer. Prayering will be available for purchase at the event.

Free and open to all - pre-registration is required - please call (413) 265-2575 or email dumained@elms.edu. Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies, Elms College.

DeCice Hall at the Marian Center, 1364 Northampton Street, Holyoke MA HP accessible, onsite parking. www.decicehall.org