Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors Series:
Carl Jung and St. Ignatius
This ongoing formation series for spiritual directors and students in formation will explore how Carl Jung’s theory of individuation may enhance one’s appreciation for and experience of Ignatian spirituality. Classes will prove especially helpful in understanding the dynamics of Ignatian Prayer.
Ignatian Spiritual Direction
Spring Workshop for Spiritual Directors
Join us and St. Peter Catholic Church for the Office of Ignatian Spirituality 2019 Spring Workshop, "Hope Does Not Disappoint: Spiritual Direction in Challenging Times for the Church". The workshop will also be live-streamed. A panel discussion led by Judy Talvacchia and Rev. James Bowler, S.J., this workshop will discuss accompanying people during this critical time in our church. Judy and Jim are convinced that a solid grounding in one's own prayer life and basic Ignatian principles are fundamental in effectively walking with others.
This workshop will be held on:
St. Peter's Catholic Church, Charlotte, NC, 507 South Tyron Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, (704) 332-2901.
To register please visit, Ignatian Workshop Registration. There is no fee for the workshop.
Judy Talvacchia is a married Roman Catholic lay woman. After a 23 year career in the corporate world, she earned a Master of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology where she completed the Practicum in Spiritual Direction. She has offered spiritual direction and programs in spirituality for over 20 years. She is now a group facilitator for Spiritual Formation for Ministry and she co-teaches Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction at STM. She is also a certified chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and has worked in health care ministry for many years. Judy has a strong interest in the formation of lay ecclesial ministers who can serve effectively in today's church. She understands spiritual direction as a process of "listening people into being" their most authentic selves before God and in the service of others.
Rev. James Bowler, S.J., is the Pastoral Minister at St. Peter Catholic Church. Previously, Fr. Jim served as facilitator for Catholic and Jesuit identity at Fairfield University as well as Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality. This followed more than 20 years of ministry in the area of spiritual direction as director of Campion Renewal Center, executive director of the National Jesuit Retreat and Renewal Ministries, and as a staff member at the Guelph Center of spirituality in Ontario, where he was responsible for training and supervising spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. He has spent many years integrating Ignatian spirituality with the psychology of Carl Jung.
Silent, Directed Five  Day Retreat, April 7 - 9, 2019,
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville, NC
The setting for this retreat is complete silence with an invitation for prayerful reflection, often accompanied by Scripture. It is helpful to have an experience of a silent retreat and appreciation of the blessings of silence. An assigned spiritual director will meet with each retreatant every day of the retreat. The director supports the individual in the movement of God with her/him as s/he becomes aware of those movements through the silence and prayer of the retreat setting.
Supervisory Training For Spiritual Directors
Offered by Together in the Mystery
The Emmaus Center for Spirituality is pleased to sponsor an important program being offered on the East coast for spiritual directors. If you are an experienced spiritual director serving in the ministry of direction and sense a call to serve as a supervisor of spiritual directors, we would encourage you to explore the Together in the Mystery Program. This is a well-established supervisory training program in partnership with San Francisco Theological Seminary.
By Appointment Only
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