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Principles of Spiritual Direction
The first in a series of training courses on Spiritual Direction set for April 6-11, 2014, in Bethesda, Maryland

Reaching for God

The RC Spirituality Center is offering the first module in its series of training courses on Spiritual Direction.

“Module 1 – Principles of Spiritual Direction” will be directed by Fr. John Bartunek LC, Fr. John Hopkins LC, and Rebecca Teti. The module is a five-day in-residence course offered for men, women, clergy, and consecrated persons.  The course will be offered from April 6-11, 2014, at the Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center & Center for Family Development in Bethesda, Maryland.

The course will involve the following:

  • Sixteen hours of classroom time (five days) with interactive lectures
  • Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession
  • Time for relaxation and learning best practices

Topics to be covered include:

  • The nature, history, and goals of spiritual direction
  • The various models of spiritual direction and identifying the characteristics of healthy versus unhealthy spiritual direction
  • The qualities and basic, essential characteristics of an effective spiritual director
  • The goal of spiritual growth, the process of transformation, the three stages of the interior life, and the seeking of God’s will
  • The use of the Program of Life and the root sins/dominant passions along with the Vocation Statement in spiritual direction
  • The most common difficulties when beginning a life of prayer, and how these can be faced and overcome
  • To develop fundamental communication skills as a spiritual director

The cost for the course is $615 for those who register before February 24, 2014.  The cost is $670 for those who registration after this date.  The deadline for registration is March 24, 2014.

Click here for the registration form.  Forms and payment should be sent to Jen Meyer at RC Spirituality/Mission Network Programs Inc., 3685 Canopy Chase, Cumming, Georgia 30041.  For more information, send questions to



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