Fall 2019 Programs

Registration is now open for Fall 2019 programs!


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Group Spiritual Direction

An incredible opportunity for spiritual direction in small groups committed to spiritual friendship, contemplative listening, and prayer. Groups of four directees meet monthly for nine months throughout the Bay Area under the guidance of an experienced spiritual director.

“Group spiritual direction helps individuals grow in their faith, love others more fully, and participate in the mission of the church more effectively.” Alice Fryling, 2009

$60/month per person (total of $540 for the 9-meeting program).

  • September 2019 – May 2020

  • 2-hour meetings, day & time TBA

  • Location: Bay Area TBA

  • $60/month per person / FREE for UCB students / inquire at info@newcollegeberkeley.org. There is a $60 non-refundable application fee


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Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius / berkeley, ca

with Susan S. Phillips, PhD

The Spiritual Exercises were developed by Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century. They offer a structure to daily living which elicits and encourages experiences of an ongoing relationship with God. The Exercises include learning to pray with our imagination and how to enter into the stories of Jesus so they intersect with our own lives.

The commitment includes weekly sessions of group spiritual direction and monthly individual spiritual direction, as well as attendance at two optional retreats.   

  • September 2019 – May 2020

  • Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am

  • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA

  • $1000 (with $50 non-refundable application fee)