2017-2019 Listening with the Spirit (LWS)

Listening with the Spirit 2017-2019 is a two-year formation/discernment process to become a spiritual director. A detailed, four-page Overview of Call with information about the two years is available, as is the Listening with the Spirit Brochure and an Application Form including the process to prepare for an interview beginning in March, 2017. Interview questions are also included in this PDF file.

We have a large number of people who have expressed interest in LWS.  It would help us to know if you are still considering participation in LWS 2017-2019.  Please email Sister Lucy Wynkoop at prioryprograms@stplacid.org to let her know you are discerning a call to be a spiritual director and that you may wish to take part in LWS 2017-2019, a formation program for spiritual directors.

We plan to complete our interviews by August 1, 2017 and then we will send out acceptance confirmation on or before August 15, 2017.

If you have any further questions, please call Sister Lucy Wynkoop at 360-438-2595 or email her at prioryprograms@stplacid.org

“Listening with Spirit  was an experience in deepening my capacity to listen and be present with another in their desire to encounter the holy.  Many people are longing to make the inward journey and to have that journey witnessed by another. The support and validation a spiritual companion provides can enliven and quicken the blossoming of the spirit in another. Jesus said it best, “When two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” What’s unique about Listening with Spirit is that the Benedictine tradition of hospitality provides the ground for holding the spiritual encounter. We learned to welcome, listen, discern and give voice to the still small voice within that longs to be heard both in ourselves and in the other. The program provided two years to become steeped in this holy receptivity and commissioned us to go forth and be that listening presence for those who are still seeking.” –Debra Janison, Spiritual Director