Attentive Companions: Spiritual Direction and the Journey with God [Online] 2022
With Sheryl Rose and Tod Twist
January 26, 2022
No one can walk our spiritual journey for us. We enter, one by one, into the presence of the mystery of God and listen wholeheartedly to what God asks of us. But that journey need not be made alone. There are times when having a companion who listens to us and who helps us to listen to ourselves sharpens our ability to listen to the voice of God. This workshop offers those new to spiritual direction a place to start and those experienced with spiritual direction insight into making the most of each session.
Please note: this event will take place online via Zoom.
Sheryl Rose holds an MA in Organizational Leadership and Spirituality from St. Catherine University. She was certified as a Labyrinth Facilitator at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and was trained at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI as a Spiritual Director. Sheryl recently retired from parish ministry after over 25 years in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Sheryl is available to journey with people via Zoom, inside her home in SW Richfield or at the Benedictine Center. During the warmer months, she also offers spiritual direction in an outdoor setting, often using the sacred walking path of her backyard labyrinth for those seeking another way to integrate mind, body and spirit. Sheryl writes: Being a first born overly responsible type, I worked full time while raising two children and volunteering at our parish and in the community. This life was managed by color coded calendars, sticky notes and to do lists posted all over the house and car. I was either “On” or “Off” (asleep). Sitting in church, I remember being indignant every time the Martha/Mary story came up in the Gospel reading because Mary was always hailed as the “good” sister, sitting at Jesus’ feet…
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In addition to being on the Spiritual Direction team at the Benedictine Center, Tod Twist also serves as Co-Director. Tod trained as a Spiritual Director through the program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. Prior to that, he spent some time as a freelance writer as well as a workshop guy (with leatherworking and woodworking) while being a stay-at-home dad. He studied Hebrew and Semitics at UW–Madison, as well as biblical studies at Bethel Seminary in the Twin Cities. While he values formal study programs, Tod has found new joy in the experiences that he’s had at spirituality centers, and he’s excited about being a part of offering retreats and spiritually-oriented presentations to people. Tod writes: Some tumultuous events in my teen years set me on a path of trying to make sense of what had happened to me, and I eventually wound up trying to be a Bible teacher after having been redirected away from a couple of other paths of service. It had been a couple of decades worth of rough road getting to that sense of calling and meaning, and when it didn’t work out, I took it pretty hard. After things went differently…
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