Louisiana Spiritual Directors Annual Conference
July 17-19, 2020
Conversion in Spiritual Direction
Jesuit Spirituality Center
313 E Martin Luther King Drive
Grand Coteau, Louisiana 70541
Presenter: Sr. Janice Bachman, OP
Spiritual directors are in the sacred space of witnessing the unfolding of ongoing conversion in the hearts of those they accompany on the spiritual journey. In this workshop, we will explore the nature of the conversion process as the overarching movement toward God, the God within. Within this broad context, we will also look at the issues that enhance this movement and attitudes that hinder the process of metanoia. Attention will be given to specific topics such as creating and holding contemplative space in the direction relationship, what helps directors really listen, dealing with art and dreams in the direction session.
This workshop will utilize lecture, conversation, discussion, role-playing and time for contemplation to deepen participants’ experiential understanding and appreciation of their role as directors.