Quarterly Gatherings

We meet four times a year to experience community and support.  At each meeting, we share lunch, participate in a guided reflection, enter into a time of personal and group prayer and discuss various aspects of the ministry of spiritual direction.

Upcoming Dates (2016-2017):

December 2, 2016
11:45am-2:00pm | Andover, MA
Lunch will be provided

February 3, 2017
11:45am-2:00pm | Worcester, MA

February 5, 2016
11:45am-2:00pm | Location TBD



Gathering Notes for December 2

A Time for Reflection, Sharing & Listening

As we begin our 12th year of ESDN, we would like to hear from each of you. On Friday, December 2, we plan to listen to one other around the following questions.

Please take some time to prepare your responses. If you are unable to join us in person for the meeting, please feel free to email your responses to Carrie Schuliger so that your voice can be added to the conversation.


  1. How have you seen God working in the area of spiritual direction in your practice, your community and in New England? What changes have you seen over the past 5-10 years?
  1. What is life-giving about your experience and involvement in ESDN?
  1. What do you need in your life and work as a spiritual director?
  1. How can we foster grace and joy in the ESDN community in the future?


For notes from previous gatherings, visit our Gathering Summaries page.