Welcome to the San Damiano House of Prayer
Register now...Two offerings with an Intergenerational focus!
Meeting Christ in Prayer - an 8-week guided prayer experience beginning Monday evening, October 17th
Spiritual Excercises of St. Ignatius - a 24-week reflective retreat beginning Monday evening, December 12th
When was the last time you shared your faith with an adult child or Godchild, parent or Godparent, an adult friend or neighbor who is 5-20 years younger or older than you? Would you like to give it a try?
We hope that these retreats inspire you to invite that one person and sign up soon! We have offered these prayer experiences for the past 5 years and would like this year’s Ignatian Prayer Retreats to be enriched by the diverse life experiences of different generations: intergenerational prayer and faith sharing. Please go to our Events page for more information. Registration required.
Upcoming programs with Fr. Norman Comptois, OMI...
Religion Awakens to the Universe Story
In this five-session program we will ask how Catholic thought can contribute to the scientific understanding of the universe. This program will begin Wenesday evening, October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm. Please go to our Events page for more information. Registation required. Contact Sr. Linda Greenwood 978-441-0988 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Contemplative Eucharist will return to the San Damiano House of Prayer during Advent. Fr. Norm will celebrate the Eucharist on four Wednesday evenings during Advent beginning on November 30th, 6:30-7:30pm. Contemplative Eucharist is an invitation to bring together silence and mysticism within liturgy.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted...
A Spiritual Support Group for Parents who are grieving the loss of a child of any age by any cause meets here at San Damiano House of Prayer. This year we will be meeting on the following Saturday mornings from 10-11:30am: September 24th, October 29th, November 12th, and December 17th.
The San Damiano House of Prayer through the Emmaus Ministry offers this monthly support group. All parents are welcomed to attend regardless of how long ago or how recent their loss has been. We offer a safe and sacred place for parents to share their grief. Please go to the Services page for more information.
A Surviving Sibling Support Group is now being offered at Saint John the Evangelist Old Parish Hall, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA for surviving Adult siblings of all ages and for any reason. All are welcome to a safe place to share their story, find comfort, hope and encouragement as you continue a new path in life. Meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The group will not meet during summer months but will resume on Saturday, September 24th, the last Saturday of September.
Hope for Healing of Addictions: St. Francis Parish community, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut (www.saintfrancis.net) invites you to join them on the last Monday of every month from 6-7pm during their extended Eucharistic Adoration to pray for those suffering from addictions, for caregivers, for families and friends of those addicted and for all those in recovery. There is rosary along with other prayers. Come and sit quietly or join in the prayers. All are welcomed!
"Blest are you who weep and mourn, for one day you will laugh."
The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents offers spiritual retreats and other programs for grieving parents. In the Franciscan tradition "All are Welcome". The doors are open to all grieving parents of all religions whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. For more information on other offerings of the Emmaus Ministry, please call Diane or Charley, parents of Paul at 800-919-9332 or 617-542-8057.
Grief and Loss Resource Literature
Are you looking for a book or pamphlet to help you, a friend, a loved one. We have many books here that may help. Visit our Bookstore page for a list of suggested reading...or make an appointment to visit our bookstore to browse through our literature.
Spiritual Direction Training Program
Spiritual Direction Training Program
Do YOU feel called to learn how to do spiritual direction for another? San Damiano House of Prayer invites YOU to consider the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Kindly go to our Training page for information and a registration packet for our 10th Spiritual Direction training program. Classes begin in October!
Thinking about spiritual direction ...
We offer indiviual Spiritual Direction
Would you like a companion to share your spiritual walk with you? San Damiano House of Prayer invites you to deepen your spirituality and find that "still, small voice of God" in your life by considering meeting with a spiritual director. Over 100 Spiritual directors graduated from our training program are located in many towns and cities in the New England. Click this link to take a look at our Spiritual Directors Location Map. It's a google map and you may zoom in (+) and out (-) as desired.
Please contact Sr. Linda Greenwood 978-441-0988 or email to email@example.com for assistance in finding an available spiritual director in your area.
Peer Supervision for our Spiritual DirectorsPeer Supervision is essential for those actively engaged in the ministry of Spiritual Direction. "Spiritual direction supervision supports the care and growth of spiritual directors in service of the seekers they accompany. Supervision focuses on the spiritual director so he or she can better serve the seeker and his or her relationship with God." - SDI World. You will find a listing of local Peer Supervision meetings at the bottom of the Events page.