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Spirituality and Faith

Spiritual Direction

The work of the spiritual director is helping people take time to reflect and see God working in their lives.

We, the Sisters of Mercy, have been pioneers in creating authentic, integrated formation programs in spiritual direction for lay and ordained people from around the world of every denomination. Our retreat centers can connect those seeking spiritual growth with a trained spiritual director who can offer wisdom and guidance.   

Formation of Spiritual Directors

In the 1990s, the late Sister Mary Ann Scofield of Burlingame was one of the founders of an international organization called Spiritual Directors International, which today includes more than 7,000 members worldwide. Mercy Center Burlingame, California, offers a two-year certificate program, The Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction, and summer internships in retreat direction, supervision and other topics for experienced spiritual directors.

We can assist in walking with you on your spiritual journey. 

Interested in learning more?

For further information, contact the Institute Office of Ministry.

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Retreat Centers

We sponsor retreat and spiritual centers across the United States and in some Central American countries. These places of quiet and prayer offer space and the opportunity to withdraw from the busyness of life to reflect on and deepen one’s personal relationship with God.