Retreat on spiritual direction, trauma


WHEATLAND — “Spiritual Direction: A Healing Balm” will take place at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Presenter is Lucy Abbott Tucker. Fee is $15, which includes lunch.

Everyone experiences trauma in life, from mild to severe. Retreat participants will define trauma and its characteristics, and will help spiritual directors be a compassionate presence to others as they heal from their traumas. Participants will talk about how and when a spiritual director should refer a directee. This program will be didactic and experiential. 

Target audience is spiritual directors and anyone who sits with others in a helping relationship. 

Tucker has worked at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago for more than 25 years preparing individuals for the ministry of spiritual direction. She is active in the work of Spiritual Directors International and has been involved in retreats and workshops in Europe and Canada. She is the author of several articles related to the ministry of spiritual direction. 


For more information or to register contact Barbara Gross  at (563) 336-8414 or

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