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Professional Development Mornings and Workshops
2017 – 2018

Building Restorative Community — Teachings from Restorative Justice

Michele Braley, MSW, LICSW,Program Director for Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

Restorative justice and restorative practices, with their emphasis on deep lis- tening and being in right relationships, are a natural fit for spiritual directors and those seeking to live out a faith tradition.

Restorative justice is a philosophy that presents an alternative response to the criminal justice system. Traditional justice focuses on what laws were broken and what punishment is deserved. Restorative justice fo- cuses on what harm was caused and what needs to be done to repair the harm.

  • What would living in a restorative minded community look like?
  • How can we think in a restorative framework in all our relationships? Participants will learn about restorative justice through rea-life examples of the ways Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership brings together those who have been harmed with those who have done the harm to repair relationships and restore community.

In addition to being a restorative conference facilitator, Michele is trained as a facilitator in victim-offender dialogues in crimes of severe violence through the Department of Corrections. Michele has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Augsburg College and is on the Adjunct Faculty for the School of Social Work of St. Catherine University and
University of St. Thomas.

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When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul
Fee:  $15 Sacred Ground Students
$25 Sacred Ground Members & Students from Other Institutions
$35 Non-Members

December/January Off

A Course in Directing the Extended Ignatian Exercises

Lead by Matt Linn, SJ & Maggie Klaers

Over four hundred years ago, Ignatius of Loyola underwent a process of conversion that changed the course of his life. This account of his experiences and plan for sharing them with others became known as the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, or the Extended Ignatian Exercises (EIE).

This course is designed for spiritual directors who already having made the Spiritual Exercises and now want to learn how to lead others through the Exercises.

  • Certified spiritual directors who want to work towards certification to lead the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (EIE) for Sacred Ground.
  • Spiritual directors who are already leading people through the Exercises (EIE) and would like to deepen their understanding of the dynamics of the Exercises. The fee for those repeating would be half of the published Registration Fee

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When: 8 Wednesday Evenings, starting February 7, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul
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Tentative: Creating Genuine Connections through Group Spiritual Direction

Diane Millis, Christine Luna Munger

When: February 20, 2018

Focusing: An Inner Journey to Healing and Wisdom

Sue Hahn and Bev O’Connor

When: March 20, 2018

Topic: TBD

Dick Rice

When: April 17, 2018