Souljourners Spiritual Formation Program Inquiry Session

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Sessions offered monthly, January through May. Days and times vary.

Souljourners Inquiry Sessions
facilitated by S. Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB
Are you experiencing a call to spiritual renewal and at the same time wanting to learn the skills of discernment and deep listening? Both listening to God, to yourself, and to others? Perhaps you are being led to the Souljourners Spiritual Formation Program for the Training of Spiritual Directors. The Souljourners Program has been offered through the ministry of Sophia Center since 1998 and has graduated individuals from all different backgrounds and Christian faith-practices. If this so moves you, we invite you to one of our inquiry sessions, to simply find out more. These one-hour Zoom gatherings will provide:
  • an introduction to the Souljourners program
  • an explanation of spiritual direction and what a typical session is
  • time for questions and concerns
  • time for prayer and reflection on your calling
The Souljourners 2021-2022 Year for all 1st-year students, begins with a week-long summer residency, June 13, 2021, after which the regular monthly weekend sessions start September 17. The enrollment deadline is May 20, 2021.
Inquiry Sessions are Scheduled for:
Saturday, January 23 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST
Wednesday, February 24 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST
Tuesday, March 23 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. CDT
Thursday, April 15 | 11:00 a.m. – noon CDT
Saturday, May 15 | 10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT
There is, of course, no cost for these inquiry sessions, but we do ask you to register at least one week prior to the session you plan to attend. As the session date approaches, you will receive an email with your Zoom meeting link.
For any questions, please reach out directly to S. Mary Elizabeth Schweiger at 913.426.7355.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica.  She earned her master’s degree in Liturgy from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University. S. Mary Liz worked in pastoral ministry for many years in the Kansas City area. After 12 years as sub-prioress of Mount St. Scholastica, she has been on the staff of Sophia Center since 2011. She is the Director of Souljourners and Coordinator of the Oblate Directors of the Mount. S. Mary Liz also serves on the Community Council, does spiritual direction, and offers retreats.