Welcome to Spiritual Direction Retreats
Spiritual Direction Retreats give each participant a renewed understanding in recovery of four basic questions:
- Who am I?
- Where have I come from?
- Where am I going?
- What do I want?
What is Spiritual Direction?
We are spiritual beings on a human journey. A Spiritual Director enables a
person to find the spiritual in all the events, people, and circumstances of
life and to embrace the struggle of accepting our humanity as we learn to
balance our light and darkness.
As the participants take a new look at the 12-Step recovery process, they will learn to utilize these steps in their lives for issues such as trauma and grief.
You're in Good Hands
Retreats are led by Mary R. Schumacher, RSCJ, LPC, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, who has been in recovery for over 20 years. Mary goes by the name "Sister Shoe." She received her counseling degree from Creighton University and did post graduate work in chemical dependency at the College of New Jersey. From 2002 through 2009, Sister Shoe was employed at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA as a Counselor and Spiritual Care Counselor.
In 2012, Sister Shoe received certification as a Retreat and Spiritual Director from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. The foundation of her spirituality is Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and the 12 Steps. For more about her background, go to Sister Shoe.