Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

This year our monthly series will begin in October.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION INTERN PROGRAM
Francis House offers an intense 3-year Intern Formation Program for those desiring to become Spiritual Directors.  This program meets one Thursday a month for:

  •   the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

  •   the study of Ignatian discernment

  •   the knowledge and experience of various kinds of prayer.


We meet one Tuesday a month for:
  the Practicum in the art and discipline of giving Spiritual Direction.

In addition, one Sunday, two weekend programs and one 7-Day retreat are required this year.

     10 Thursdays     8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
     October 17         January 16        April 16
     November 14     February 13      May 14
     December 19     February 27      June 4
                                 March 12

     9 Tuesdays     9:30 – 11:30 AM
     October 8          January 7      April 7
     November 5      February 4     May 5
     December 10    March 3         June 2

WEEKEND COMMITMENTS
     Sunday, October 13
     November 22 – 24    and     March 20 – 22

For further information and application for the Spiritual Direction Intern Program, please contact Sister Marcy before September 15th by calling (609) 877-0509.   The program begins October 8th.

SUPERVISION FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
     9 Thursdays     4:00 – 5:30 PM
     October 10       January 9       April 2
     November 7     February 6     April 30
     December 5     March 5          May 21

We meet monthly for on-going prayer, supervision and support as we continue our ministry of spiritual direction. We will use A Handbook for Spiritual Directors by Timothy Gallagher, OMV. Donation: $175, materials included.

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CERTIFIED SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
A STUDY OF THE INTERIOR CASTLE

     8 Wednesdays     1:00 – 2:30 PM
    October 23         January 29        April 22
    November 20     February 19      May 13
    December 18     March 18

Those who care for others need also to care for themselves. Those who help others pray need also to take time to be nourished. This monthly gathering will provide just that, time for prayer, sharing and silence to enrich and nourish the gracious listeners who give themselves so generously as spiritual directors. We will enjoy and be instructed by St. Teresa of Avila as we read her Interior Castle between sessions. Donation:  $175, book included. Peer Group Supervision follows.

PEER GROUP SUPERVISION                       
     3:00 – 4:30 PM 
We meet monthly for on-going prayer, supervision and support as we continue our ministry of spiritual direction Donation: $175, materials included.

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CERTIFIED SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
PERSONALITIES AND PRAYER

     8 Tuesdays     9:30 – 11:30 AM
     October 22         January 14        April 21
     November 19     February 11     May 19
     December 17      March 10

This is another enrichment opportunity for Spiritual Directors. We will study 9 different personality types as part of our morning retreat in order to learn how to better lead others to God. Donation: $175, book included. Peer Group Supervision follows.

PEER GROUP SUPERVISION
     12:30 – 2:00 PM  

We meet monthly for on-going prayer, supervision and support as we continue our ministry of spiritual direction.    We will use A Handbook for Spiritual Directors by Timothy Gallagher, OMV.  Donation: $175, materials included.