What is a Directed Retreat?
This silent, individual retreat is for persons who are interested in committing to times of silence and prayer each day. In addition to a several periods of intentional prayer each day, the retreatant can rest, walk, journal, etc. Each day the retreatant meets with an experienced spiritual director to share the fruit of prayer and how God is speaking in his or her life.
Please note: We are offering 6 or 8 day retreats.
Options for shorter retreats can be discussed.
Possible retreat directors
Helen Skormisley, CSJ – available for directed zoom retreats within these dates – July 6-31. Specific dates, length and cost can be discussed upon initial contact.
Helen is a Certified Spiritual Director and Dream Process Leader. She holds active licensure/certification as a Clinical Social Worker, Jungian psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist, Grief Therapist and Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Gerontology Practitioner. Presently, she facilitates the Adult Bereavement Support Group and is a Consulting Board Member at the WV Family Grief Center in Morgantown, WV. She is a graduate of the Haden Institute’s Spiritual Direction and Dream Leadership Training Programs. She offers dreamwork, spiritual direction, retreats and programs at the St Joseph Retreat Center in Wheeling, WV and other locations in WV
Kathleen Durkin, CSJ – available for directed zoom retreats within these dates – June 7- 30, July 1-16, August 18-31. Specific dates, length and cost can be discussed upon initial contact.
Kathleen is a trained spiritual and retreat director, and a certified dream work facilitator from the Haden Institute. She holds Masters’ degrees in Religious Education from Fordham University and Organization Development from Loyola of Chicago. Currently, she serves on the staff of St. Joseph Retreat Center as a spiritual director and program facilitator.
John Spiesman, Ed. D, MSW, LISW – available for directed zoom retreats within these dates – July 6-23.
John completed formation training as a spiritual companion and dream worker through The Haden Institute, a program in the Jungian Mystical Christian tradition. He accompanies journeyers in person, on the telephone, or through an online secure platform, welcoming all who long for a deeper relationship with the Divine. John offers retreats and dream work individually and to groups. He is particularly interested in spiritual symbols and ritual, church wounds, vocational calls, the Celtic Anam Cara and Celtic Spirituality, as well as dream work, journeying with men, and empaths. John is on the faculty of The Haden Institute, and presently serves as a spiritual companion and dream worker in addition to his work as an educator and clinical social worker in Ohio.
Cost for Online Directed Retreat will be adapted based on the amount of days.
If you have questions, please contact Anna Marie Troiani, Executive director of St. Joseph Retreat Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-312-3691.