Spiritual Formation

We are excited about our Spiritual Director Training Course, Holy Conversations, led by Canon Susan J. Skillen, Canon for Spiritual Formation. Spiritual direction is a three-way conversation between the “directee,” the “director” and the Holy Spirit. The director seeks to provide a safe and prayerful space in which director and directee can look together for the presence of God in the events of the directee’s daily life. The director encourages and supports the directee in order that he or she may respond meaningfully to God’s invitations.

Spiritual direction differs from therapy, discipling, counseling or mentoring. Does spiritual direction sound like something you would like to receive? Our diocese has trained spiritual directors located in many of our New England regions. To find a spiritual director near you, please email Canon Susan. You can also learn more about it here: Spiritual Direction FAQ

If you are a committed Christian and believe God might be calling you to spiritual direction ministry, we invite you to consider Holy Conversations, the next session beginning in August 2019.

Download an application (PDF)

For more information

Holy Conversation brochure 2019 (PDF)
Canon Susan Skillen’s email

Responses to the Spiritual Formation course:

“It is hard to do justice to the amount of personal growth and insight this course has provided for me. It has been completely transformational and life changing on so many levels. Perhaps the single most important thing is the increasing freedom in my understanding and experience of God, myself and others.”

“When I started I had only the slightest feel of a call to spiritual direction. Through the course that call has been both confirmed and solidified. It opened an awareness in me and built a solid foundation on which to stand while building a more substantial structure through practice.”

“This course has powerfully impacted my prayer life and relationship to God. I feel that there has been a solidity, as well as a deeper and richer experience in my relationship to God through my prayer life. It has allowed me to enter more fully into the mystery of God and opened up new places of prayer within.”

Christian Pilgrimage

The Rev. Canon Susan Skillen also offers yearly pilgrimages to various locations with Christian heritage around the world.  The next journey is a Celtic pilgrimage in July of 2019. For more information on this and future trips, be sure to visit her blogspot here: http://retreatsinitaly.blogspot.com/p/a-celtic-pilgrimage.html