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    Mornings with Mary - Woman of Many Titles!


    Catch a glimpse of the remarkable woman chosen to be God's own mother - Thursday mornings, 10-11:30am, May 5th through May 26th. Learn about Mary through four of her titles on the four Thursdays of May: Gate of Heaven, Mother of Tenderness, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

    Please join Diane Dube and learn about the amazing qualities of Mary through her titles. Come to know more deeply this Holy Woman who journeys with us still today.

    Please see our Events page for additional information.

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    Congratulations to the Graduates of our Spiritual Direction Training Program Graduation

    On Sunday, April 10th, we celebrated the graduation of our 9th Spiritual Direction Training Class. Graduation

    Please join us in congratulating this year's graduates: Elizabeth Conlon, Diane Dube, Francine Gikow, Benedict LoCasto, Rachel LoCasto, Richard Madaglia, Nataliya Poto, Joseph Ricciardi, Jacqueline Ro, Cheryl Rodriguez and Lorraine Wile. Also pictured in the photo to the left, along with the graduates, are the Director of the Spiritual Direction Training Program, Sister Linda Greenwood, OSF and Michael Taylor, our representative from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

    Fr. Paul Ritt celebrated the graduation Mass at St. John the Evangelist church in Chelmsford. The Mass was followed by a reception for friends and families in the lower hall. We wish to thank all of the volunteers who helped make the ceremony and reception very special for our graduates.

    San Damiano House of Prayer invites YOU to consider the ministry of Spiritual Direction. To date we have graduated 118 Spiritual Directors from our Spiritual Direction Training Program. Our 10th class will begin in October. Please visit our Training page for more detailed information.

    Tending the Divine Encounter

    An 8-week seminar on Christian Retreat Ministry - Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, April 6th through May 25th. Seminar

    What is Christian Retreat Ministry? Can I really be a retreat leader? What skills do I need to create a group retreat? How can I journey with my directees who want a directed retreat? For the answers to these and many other questions please join Diane Dube and Cecily Markham, experienced retreat facilitators, for a comprehensive look at planning, organizing, executing and evaluating Christian Retreats.

    Registration required. Please see our Events page for additional information.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted...

Thinking about spiritual direction ...

    We offer 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 lgosf@netzero.net for assistance in finding an available spiritual director in your area.

    We offer a 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. We will begin our 10th Spiritual Direction Training Program in October, 2016.

    For your convenience, we have attached a packet that includes a Welcome letter, a Registration form, a Detailed course description, Financial agreement and Course calendar: Spiritual Direction Training Program 2016 packet. The application form together with two letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

    Sr. Linda Greenwood, OSF
    San Damiano House of Prayer
    333 Pawtucket Street
    Lowell, MA 01854

    Please contact Sr. Linda Greenwood 978-441-0988 or email to lgosf@netzero.net if you have any additional questions or concerns after reading the material provided in the packet. Kindly go to our Training page for additional information on this Spiritual Direction training program and our satellite programs.

    Peer Supervision

    Attention Spiritual Directors: You will find a listing of local Peer Supervision meetings at the bottom of the Events page.

Upcoming New England Retreats.....

Services we offer...

  • Spiritual direction...
  • Bereavement...
  • Retreats...
  • Prayer...
  • Enrichment...

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