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2018 REFRESHER DAY
for trained and practicing spiritual directors
Sacred Heart Convent (Sisters of St Andrew)
99 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London SE13 5DY
(020 8852 1662)
How to get there
Train to Blackheath station.
Bus 108/54/89 from opposite station (direction Lewisham).
Get off at 2nd stop at St Margaret’s Church, Branham Road. The convent is across the road
(green iron gates, lots of trees) Main entrance to left of chapel – don’t go down the drive).
Very limited parking space: if you can only get here by car, it is essential to let us know in advance.
Former Diocesan Spirituality Advisor in the Diocese of Southwark, and author of several books.
Booking essential: please contact Sally Lowe on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01306 884467 to book in and for more information.
Cost: £20 – pay on the day.
Bring your own sandwich lunch; tea & coffee provided.
Growing in God’s Life
Exploring four recurring movements within spiritual development
In the Bible spiritual growth is likened to the natural development processes of plants, and the part played by gardeners, whether human or divine.
Growing in God’s Life will explore the role of spiritual directors in accompanying others through four recurring movements:
- Becoming rooted and grounded in God
- Emerging into being in response to God’s invitation
- Struggling towards abundance through resistance
- Bearing fruit and being willing to fall
These four are movements, not stages. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life.
Jesus, the teller of parables, invites us to hold the mystery of creation in mind and heart, like seed in the hand of a sower.
‘Look’, he says. ‘See what happens if you are grounded in God’s good soil. Behold the wonder of who you are and what you might become.’