Group Spiritual Direction Conference & Retreat

April 7, 2013 - April 10, 2013



To Deepen and Strengthen the Practice of Group Spiritual Direction

April 7-10, 2013

For those who are currently engaged in or offering group spiritual direction and want to enhance their practice as facilitators or participants, this conference/retreat is an intentional opportunity to— 

• Experience group spiritual direction each day;

• Fine tune the foundation of this practice through reviewing key elements and addressing questions and concerns;

• Learn about and share the variety of ways that people are using group spiritual direction; and

• Be inspired regarding the possibilities that emerge from the use of this practice.

The rhythm of our time together will include mornings for group spiritual direction and advanced learning discussion; free and silent afternoons; and optional sessions in the evenings for addressing leadership issues/questions and for envisioning ways this contemplative practice can transform our families, neighborhood, communities and the world.  All of this will happen in a relaxed and spacious way, allowing for the chance to experience group spiritual direction as a personal practice with plenty of solitude and time in the beauty and quiet of the Shenandoah Valley. 

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Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 (with 6 pm dinner) – Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (after lunch)
Place: The Bellfry, 1397 Zollman’s Mill Road, Lexington, VA 24450
Leaders: Anne Grizzle, Patience Robbins and Nan Weir
Cost: $475 by March 21, 2013
$525 after March 21, 2013
Cost includes tuition, shared room and meals.

Limited number of single rooms available for an additional $200; limited number of reduced tuition positions available for those willing to share bunkroom accommodations and help with meal service; contact Anne Grizzle at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange.


Anne Grizzle author, spiritual director, social worker, retreat leader and a graduate of Shalem’s Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction Program.  

Patience Robbins spiritual director, prayer and retreat leader, Shalem adjunct staff member.

Nan Weir retreat leader, graduate of Shalem’s Facilitating Group Spiritual Direction Program. 



To register online, please click here.

To register by mail, click here to download our Short Program Registration Form (PDF).

Or contact Program Registrar, Chris Jeffrey, [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (301-897-7334)


For directions to the Bellfry, please click here.

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