Item description for Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment by Rose Mary Doughtery & Rose Mary Dougherty...
Overview A resource for people wishing to explore the possibilites of spiritual community within the context of group spiritual direction. Drawing on years of experience as a spiritual director and as one who has offered group spiritual direction in ecumenical settings, the author provides both the theological understanding and the detailed information needed to establish spiritual direction groups. She consistently invites the reader to return to her primary assumption: the most important element in group spiritual direction is the contemplative stance of presence to God for one another within the group meeting and prayer for one another outside the meeting. The author also offers practical suggestions for fostering this contemplative stance as well as ways to prepare people for group spiritual direction.
Publishers Description Practical guidance for offering and participating in spiritual direction in a group setting.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1995
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809135981 ISBN13 9780809135981
Availability 0 units.
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A solid handbook by a recognized expert Aug 1, 2000
Dougherty, a trainer of spiritual directors at the Shalem Institute, shared her expertise in this basic text. Chapters 1-3 were about spiritual direction in general--interesting and informative, but I found myself feeling impatient to get to the "group" part. Consideration of groups began with Chapter 4 and was worth the wait. The author presented a clear, sound model of how to organize and conduct a spiritual direction group and included readily understandable examples and verbal illustrations. I especially appreciated her relentless emphasis on the role of God in spiritual direction. My only reservation about her recommendations was that she seemed to underestimate the importance of discouraging spouses and close friends from being in the same group together.