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SSJD Spiritual Direction: What are you Seeking?

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  • 1. II What are What are What are About Payment About Payment ff you would like more information you would like more information f you would like more information about our ministry of spiritual direction, about our ministry of of spiritual direction, about our ministry spiritual direction,WW e are often asked about our e are often asked about our you may contact one ofthe following: you may contact one the following: you may contact one of of the following: policy on payment for this policy on payment for this ministry. We do not have a a ministry. We do not have you seeking? you seeking? you seeking? St. John’s Convent St. John’s Convent St. John’s Convent and Guest House and Guest House and Guest House 233 Cummer Avenue 233 Cummer Avenue 233 Cummer Avenue Toronto, ON M2M 2E8 Toronto, ON M2M 2E8 Toronto, ON M2M 2E8 Telephone: 416-226-2201 Telephone: 416-226-2201 Telephone: 416-226-2201 Fax: 416-226-2131 Fax: 416-226-2131 Fax: 416-226-2131 Email: convent@ssjd.ca Email: convent@ssjd.ca Email: convent@ssjd.ca St. John’s House, BC St. John’s House, BC St. John’s House, BC 3937 St.St. Peter’s Road 3937 St. Peter’s Road 3937 Peter’s Road Victoria, B.C. V8P 2J9 Victoria, B.C. V8P 2J9 Victoria, B.C. V8P 2J9 Telephone: 250-920-7787 Telephone: 250-920-7787 Telephone: 250-920-7787 Fax: 250-920-7709 Fax: 250-920-7709 Fax: 250-920-7709 Email: bchouse@ssjd.ca Email: bchouse@ssjd.ca Email: bchouse@ssjd.caset fee. Most people give an amount of of www.ssjd.ca www.ssjd.ca www.ssjd.ca Spiritual Direction Spiritual Direction Spiritual Direction set fee. Most people give an amountsomewhere between $25 and $40 per somewhere between $25 and $40 perhour session. Some prefer to to give the hour session. Some prefer give theequivalent ofof what they would make in equivalent what they would make inone hour of their own work. No one is one hour their own work. No one isone hour ofof their own work. No one isturned away because they are unableturned away because they are unable turned away because they are unableto pay. pay.toto pay. The Sisterhood of of St. John the Divine a a The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is is The Sisterhood St. John the Divine is a registered charity. Our charitable donation registered charity. Our charitable donation registered charity. Our charitable donation number is BN 11925 4266 RR0001. number is is BN 11925 4266 RR0001. number BN 11925 4266 RR0001. A Monastic Community within A A Monastic Community within Monastic Community within thethe Anglican Church Canada theAnglican Church of of Canada Anglican Church of Canada
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MM any ofof us feel a need and any us feel a need and psychologically aware, who areare seekers, psychologically aware, who seekers, As we we reflect upon God’s activity in our As reflect upon God’s activity in our a a hunger to deepen our hunger to deepen our and who have no no romantic illusions that and who have romantic illusions that life,life, and allow the spirit of God to shape and allow the spirit of God to shape relationship with God and relationship with God and they can or or must be quasi-monastics as they can must be quasi-monastics as us in the the imageChrist through the the us in image of of Christ through to seek someone to help us on ourto seek someone to help us on our they cope with jobs, spouses, partners, they cope with jobs, spouses, partners, ordinary events of everyday life, life, so we ordinary events of everyday so weChristian journey, toto help us articulate, Christian journey, help us articulate, children, taxes, and unpaid bills.” children, taxes, and unpaid bills.” grow in discernment. grow in discernment. search out and trust oursearch out and trust our questions. Who arequestions. Who are The Ministry of of The Ministry Spiritual Direction Spiritual Directionwe inin our relationship we our relationship Holy Listening Holy Listening in thethe Sisterhood in Sisterhoodwith God? How do we with God? How do we T T W Wpray? How do we live pray? How do we live hose offering hose offering ithin the the ithinout our faith? What do out our faith? What do spiritual spiritual context contextwe do when we feel we we do when we feel we companionship companionship of aof ahave fallen short ofof the have fallen short the seek to help those they seek to help those they monastic house monastic house“more” that God desires “more” that God desires accompany to know the the accompany to know whose way of life life whose way offor us? for us? unconditional love and unconditional love and is ais a balance of balance of forgiveness of God, and forgiveness of God, and work, study, prayerT work, study, prayerT hese are some ofof hese are some to appreciate thethe activity to appreciate activity andand leisure, some leisure, some the questions we the questions we of God in their life. of God in their life. of the the Sisters and of Sisters and may bring toto spiritual direction. may bring spiritual direction. The prayerful support of a trusted spiritual The prayerful support of a trusted spiritual Associates offer the the Associates offerOften called spiritual companionship, Often called spiritual companionship, companion who cares about us, us, but wants companion who cares about but wants ministry of spiritual ministry of spiritualthis ministry is is an ancient tradition this ministry an ancient tradition nothing from us,us, can set free to know nothing from can set us us free to know companionship. companionship.within the Church. InIn today’s within the Church. today’s ourselves better as as we reach out grow ourselves better we reach out to to grow All who offer this this ministry under ourindividualistic and secularized western in in our relationship with God. our relationship with God. All who offer ministry under our individualistic and secularized western sponsorship follow a policy established sponsorship follow a policy establishedculture, more and more people are by the the Sisterhood, which requires our by Sisterhood, which requires our T culture, more and more people are Tfeeling a a need for such companionship feeling need for such companionship elling the story of our lives, in a a elling the story of our lives, in spiritual companions to be under regularto help them satisfy that profound but prayerful atmosphere with a trusted spiritual companions to be under regular to help them satisfy that profound but prayerful atmosphere with a trusted spiritual direction themselves, and and to be spiritual direction themselves, to beunarticulated yearning for a deeper unarticulated yearning for a deeper in a process of continuing education andrelationship with God that is so much a companion, in a process of continuing education and relationship with God that is so much a companion, training in this ministry.part of our humanity. helps us to training in this ministry. part of our humanity. helps us to II recognize f you are considering spiritual directionII recognize f you are considering spiritual direction n The Practice of Prayer, Margaret where for yourself, you may call one of the n The Practice of Prayer, Margaret where for yourself, you may call one of the Guenther writes: “. . . It remains for and how numbers listed on the back of this Guenther writes: “. . . It remains for and how numbers listed on the back of this us to build on [this ancient tradition], God has leaflet. If there are no openings available, us to build on [this ancient tradition], God has leaflet. If there are no openings available,and to work out a model of spiritual been and we will be glad to refer you to other and to work out a model of spiritual been and we will be glad to refer you to otherdirection that is alive and meaningful for continues to possible spiritual directors. direction that is alive and meaningful forthose in the “mixed life”– those who are continues to be present and active in that story. possible spiritual directors. those in the “mixed life”– those who are be present and active in that story.

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