OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER
Friday, 22 January 2016
Coming soon at the London Spirituality Centre
Book Launch Saturday 20
February 2016, 3-6pm
You are warmly invited to the launch of Kathleen Lyons' book:
'Mysticism & Narcissism: A Personal Reflection on Changes in
Theology During My Life as a Cenacle Nun'.
Many of you will know Kathleen who was present at the inception of the
Ignatian Spirituality Course and has long been one of its directors.
Since retiring from active ministry she has written her memoirs of
seventy years' experience in the theory and practice of Ignatian
spirituality. In these memoirs Kathleen reveals the tension within herself,
within the community and within the Church between mysticism and
narcisissm and the significance of discernment as a daily practice.
Come and share a cream tea and glass of bubbly to celebrate this joyful
achievement. Copies of the book will be on sale at the
event. Please let us know if you are coming so that we can cater
accurately. Please RSVP directlyto Annette
Developing Direction - Being in Pain
Direction - Being in Pain with Sr.
Rachel Overton Friday 5
February, 2016 11 - 4pm £45.00
Chronic pain (ie on-going pain) has a tendency to narrow down our
ability to experience life. In a society that seems to proclaim it’s
right to be ‘pain-free’, how do we enable others to ‘be’ in pain and
yet remain open to the abundance of life, and what are the challenges
for us in meeting with them?
Sr Rachel is a solitary religious living in Peterborough. With a
background in medicine and management of chronic pain, she now works
as a spiritual director and retreat leader and is the Bishop’s
advisor for spirituality for the Diocese of Peterborough. Read more and book
MBTI Follow Up Day
Living the spirituality of our daily lives
February 2016, 11 -4pm Cost: £45 Led by Sue
This Follow-up workshop is for those who have completed the
introduction to MBTI and feel comfortable in their psychological
The day is for those who are working in the area of spirituality –
perhaps as Spiritual Directors or in some sort of counselling or
listening capacity. There will be a short resume of the MBTI and then
move on to looking at the different components which make up the MBTI
from the point of view of spiritual gifts. Communication, prayer
preferences and finding God in new ways will be explored. Read more and book
All Kinds of Ways of Praying
All Kinds of
Ways of Praying Led by Rosey
Feuell Monday evenings 6 – 8.30pm Cost of the
course is £80 for either part 1 or part 2 and £140 for the whole
Part 1 - Lent: Mondays 22, 29 February, 7,14 March 2016
Part 2 - June 6,13, 20, 27 June, 2016
This Course is designed for people who may be familiar with traditional
prayer times and methods, but would like to be more adventurous and
creative in their approach and possible follow-up activities, relating
prayer to their own needs and personal expression.
In this Course you will experiment with many different ways of praying
- all of which are flexible and allow scope for you to include areas
and materials important to your particular way of life and calling. An
important aim is to provide varied opportunities for you to develop
your own “spiritual self-expression” and individual style(s) of prayer.
The Course will:
• offer a combination of solitary and group work
• invite discussion and sharing to the extent you feel comfortable
• provide reflective and non-interpretative approaches
• encourage you to grow in prayer
The Course is open to people of all Christian traditions, those of
other faith groups, and any who are seeking refreshment and greater
depth in their prayer. It could be especially helpful to those who work
with individuals and/or small groups where conventional prayer sessions
are less appropriate. It could also offer ideas and inspiration for
those alongside people with particular needs or interests as many
approaches can be adapted to a variety of occasions.
The Course is divided into two separate parts, with two months between
parts, to allow time for participants to develop some of their
discoveries over Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost, in both private and
public prayer activity.
This afternoon will focus on Introducing Ignatian Spirituality,
exploring the call to spiritual accompaniment and reflecting on what
the Spiritual Exercises might have to offer. If you are considering
Ignatian training, join us for a free open afternoon at the London
Spirituality Centre to find out more about this 3-year course.
With Andrew Walker and Ellen Farmer.
*Please note that the 1-year course for experienced spiritual directors
is expected to be offered again in 2017