The School of the Spirit Ministry serves all those who wish to be more faithful listeners and responders to the work of Christ, the Inward Teacher. The ministry is grounded in prayer and offers programs rooted in the Quaker contemplative tradition of the living silence. Read our Core Characteristics.

The place of prayer is a precious habitation ... I saw this habitation
to be safe, to be inwardly quiet, when there was
great stirrings and commotions in the world.
- John Woolman (1770)

Prayers for . . .

The upcoming class of On Being a Spiritual Nurturer - 16 Friends from 10 yearly meetings, along with the Core Teachers, Beckey, Evelyn, and Rita, and the sisters and staff at the Franciscan Spiritual Center.

Upcoming 

Sept. 17 - 20, 2015 (Avila, Durham, NC)
Opening to Grace A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Led by Patty Levering and Carole Treadway

Nov. 19 - 22, 2015 (St. Raphaela, Haverford, PA)
Sink Down to the Seed A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Led by Catherine Cox and April Allison
 

Jan. 15 - 18, 2016 (Powell House, Old Chatham, NY)
Dwelling Deep A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Led by Linda Chidsey and Carolyn Moon

Apr. 21 - 24, 2016 (DeKoven, Racine, WI)
Grace in Our Time A Contemplative Retreat in the Manner of Friends
Led by Roger Hansen and April Allison

Are you called to the facilitation of contemplative retreats?

> To learn more about our Mentoring Program 

 The School of the Spirit’s concern is with preparation for ministry through
a deepening personal awareness of the inward presence of Spirit.
It is crucially important to encourage the growth of this kind of ministry.
If you want hope in the Religious Society of Friends, you will find it here 
- John Punshon

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