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The Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction


The Rev. Sarah Rockwell
Jeanette and Joan

You may use the link below to register for 2021 sessions

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2022 Registration form will be available by early in 2022

2021 Summer sessions (all are virtual):

June 7-10, 2021Session III
Personality and Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Direction, the life of the Director

Aug. 9-12, 2021Session IV
Direction of Diverse Populations and Director Self-Care

2021 Tuition for each virtual four-day component is $130.

Currently, the expected 2022 schedule is:

June 6 – 10, 2022 —Session I
The Nature of Spiritual Companioning

Aug. 8 – 12, 2022—Session II
Supporting the Development of a Spiritual Life

NOTE: Sessions may be taken in any order

Program Description:

There are often many people in our lives but few with whom we can share the depths of our spiritual journey. If you are someone who finds yourself listening to others, perhaps it is time to seek a deeper understanding of the spiritual path. Is it time to grow your skills in accompanying others along the way? Spiritual direction takes many forms, informal and formal: guiding, companioning, befriending, counseling, mentoring, and sharing. Join the School for Spiritual Direction at beautiful Adelynrood to discern more about this call to holy listening. The training will be offered for one week in June and August for four sessions over two years.

Class Schedule:

2021 classes will begin at 3:00 pm on a Monday and end after Compline on Thursday, about 8:30 PM. Wednesday will consist of a directed quiet day to which others are invited. Sessions will be on Zoom and breaks are scheduled during the day and for meals. Sessions are Monday: Afternoon and Evening and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Morning, afternoon and evening.

June 2021 Presenters:

Anne Ritchings, SCHC, MA,M.S.LS, M.Div. is an Episcopal priest assisting as a Pastoral Associate at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Philadelphia. She is a spiritual director in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, companioning people from a variety of faith traditions and backgrounds as well as working with those in a vocational discernment process, She received her training as a spiritual director at The General Theological Seminary and the Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction.


Jennifer Stuart is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She serves as a community minister at First Church in Cambridge, MA, UCC and she writes for the UCC Mental Health Network. Jennifer is a clinical social worker specializing in psychological trauma. She is a psychotherapist at the Danielsen Institute at Boston University.

The Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction Administrators

Jeanette Renouf, DMin, PhD, SCHC and Joan Bowers, MA, SCHC.


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