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Sydney Region

Sydney Region

 

The Sydney ANSD Group meets about every six weeks for some nourishing input, collegial support and congenial hospitality.

Members and anyone with an interest in Spiritual Direction or the particular topic are most welcome.

 

Most meetings are held 12.30-3.00pm on Fridays.  A couple of reflections days or longer twilight sessions are held each year.

 

The venue for most meetings is St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest NSW 2153, previously known as Baulkham Hills.

 

The ANSD Sydney Regional Representative is Liz Lee.  For enquiries about any events or the Sydney ANSD group please email Liz

 

 

ANSD Sydney Events for 2019

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Works of fiction speaking of God

Friday 22 March 2019

12.30 to 3.00pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Facilitator TBA

Come at 12.30, bring your lunch and chat. Session starts at 1.00pm. 

Cost: $15/$20 ANSD Member/Non-member

Metaphor in the spiritual life

Friday 10 May 2019

4.00 to 8.30pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Facilitated by Alex Nelson

This is an early evening presentation followed by dinner conversation and a time for reflection. 

Cost: $60/$65 ANSD Member/Non-member (including dinner).

John Bell, Resource Worker with the Iona Community

Monday 27 May 2019

6.00 to 8.30pm

John Bell is the Resource Worker with the Iona Community.  He lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across denominations. Topic to be confirmed.

This is an early evening presentation at Pitt St Uniting Church, co-hosted with Eremos with the support of Will Music and Pitt St Uniting Church.

Opening our awareness through journal writing

Saturday 15 June 2019

10.00am to 4.00pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Facilitated by Kate Scholl

Gather from 9:30am.  Cost: $40/45 ANSD Member/Non-member

Creating space for encountering grace: Intersections between retreats and spiritual direction

Friday 26 July 2019

12.30 to 3.00pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Facilitated by Carolyn Craig-Emilsen and Bethany South

Come at 12.30, bring your lunch and chat. Session starts at 1.00pm.  Cost: $15/$20 ANSD Member/Non-member

Spiritual direction and mental health

Saturday 26 October 2019

10.00am to 4.00pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Facilitator TBA

Gather from 9:30am.  Cost: $40/45 ANSD Member/Non-member

2020 Planning meeting

Friday 6 December 2019

12.30 to 3.00pm at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest

Come at 12.30, bring your lunch and chat. Meeting starts at 1.00pm.

 

Previous topics and speakers in 2018 include:

  Wisdom Gleaned from “Courage and Renewal” with Rev Glenda Blakefield

  Drawing on the Wisdom of St John of the Cross for Spiritual Direction with Barbara Stenning

  Wisdom Comes in Many Forms: Sharing of Resources facilitated by Rev John Reid

  Exploring Images in Spiritual Direction with Sr Colleen O’Sullivan

  At Home With God Reflection Day with Sr Hilda Scott

  Dealing with Grief in Spiritual Direction with Eileen Reeks

  Living from the Silence with Michelle Vass

  Music in Spiritual Direction with Sr Mary Baker

  Spiritual Direction to Marginalised: Who are the marginalised? with Elizabeth Lee

 

 

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction