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The Sojourner's Well - Grace and Grit: Tools for Supervision
The Sojourner's Well - Grace and Grit: Tools for Supervision

Sat, May 20


Spirituality Building

The Sojourner's Well - Grace and Grit: Tools for Supervision

Led by Lucy Abbott Tucker

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Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Spirituality Building, 434 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868, USA

About the event

About the Workshop:

Relationships and experience are often cited as the key ingredients for change to happen in a human being.  In the ministries of spiritual direction and supervision, reflection and on-going education should be added.

These four ingredients will serve as the basis for this workshop.  Using the relationships and experiences of the participants we will consider both self-supervision and supervision with and for others.

The workshop will include:

  • Some essential theory related to the practice of supervision.
  • Two new supervision models
  • Opportunities to observe and participate in practice sessions.

Participants are asked to bring a one paragraph summary of a recent spiritual direction session.

About the Presenter:

Lucy Abbott Tucker has worked in adult formation and the preparation of people for the ministry of spiritual direction for the past thirty-nine years. With an initial background in mathematics and education she moved from New York to Chicago in 1983 and studied at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership, Chicago. She went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.

Lucy worked for many years at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago including the position of Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors. Lucy has been active in the work of Spiritual Directors International, serving on the first Coordinating Council and chairing the initial committee that prepared the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct endorsed by Spiritual Directors International. She also worked on the recent revisions of that document. She is a frequent presenter at the annual meetings of Spiritual Directors International.

In addition to her ministry as a spiritual director and supervisor Lucy currently teaches at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and has worked in training programs preparing people for the ministry of spiritual direction in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Lucy has also published several articles on adult formation and the ministry of spiritual direction.

Lucy recently had a book on supervision for spiritual directors published by SDI Press titled, Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principles, Practices, and Storytelling.

Published Articles:

“A Curriculum to Accompany the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct.” Presence, vol. 24, no.7, 2018.

“Live Nearby, Visit Often: Focusing and the Spiritual Direction Process.” Presence, vol. 7, no. 3, 2001.

“Guidelines for Ethical Conduct: A Glance Backward, A Glimpse Ahead.” Presence, vol. 16, no. 2, 2010.

“Embracing the Wisdom of the Body, Feelings and Spiritual Direction.” Sacred is the Call, 2005.

“Called and Trained: The mission of spiritual direction and the training of directors.” Journal for Supervision and Training, 2006.

Fees and Registration:

This workshop is for spiritual directors only and will be offered both in-person and via Zoom at a cost of $50. In the booking section bellow, please select your ticket according to your preferred mode of participation. For those choosing Zoom, a link will be sent a few days before the event. If you do not receive the email with the link, please check your spam / junk mail folder. Please note the time zone: Pacific Daylight Time.

All attendees must show proof of vaccination (including boosters, if eligible) to be maskless indoors. Otherwise, masks are required indoors. Regardless of vaccination status, we strongly encourage the use of masks, especially during times of high transmission. Please note that the Covid protocols at St. Joseph Center can change at any moment.

For questions, please call (714) 744-3172 or email

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