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Rev. Margaret Guenther and Christopher McCauley

Reverend Margaret Guenther and Christopher McCauley speak candidly about the power of mutual listening, human brokenness, and the value of story.

Reverend Margaret Guenther, PhD, is a teacher, Episcopal priest, writer, listener, and grandmother. Author of several seminal books, Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction is a contemporary classic in the field of spiritual direction. She lives in Washington, DC, USA.

Christopher McCauley is executive director of Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, in Pasadena, California, USA, and directs Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch, a formation program in New Mexico. He is a spiritual director and leads retreats and pilgrimages in various parts of the world.  He serves on the Coordinating Council of Spiritual Directors International.

Questions this video addresses:

  1. Are you sensing that becoming a spiritual director might be your charism or that you are called to take up this mantle?
  2. The work of spiritual direction is working with people’s stories in a spirit of mutual trust. Have you begun to reflect on your own story within a mutual relationship?
  3. Spiritual direction also involves the ability to sit with people in the brokenness and to speak the truth in love. Do you feel you would be able to do that?


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