Those interested in scheduling an Earth Retreat or participating in the Quiet Directed Retreat in May at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice may choose from the following spiritual directors. More information is available upon request.

Sister Paul Bernadette

Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ

Previous to ministering at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, she finished six years as associate director for Rockhaven Center for Holistic Living, which features a sabbatical program. During her tenure there she presented programs on spirituality, myth, the new cosmology and creativity. In addition, she was a spiritual director to many women from a variety of spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Her approach in spiritual direction is to be an attentive listener to a person’s story and, through this listening, to pick up signs and symbols that can influence her spiritual development. She believes that each woman has within herself what is needed to attend to communion with the Divine. Mother Earth and the Universe are strong indicators of the Divine Presence and she sees her place as guiding the person toward conscious listening to creation’s sights and sounds.

She finds that art, music and body movement can be fresh approaches to contacting the Divine. Enneagram, Myers-Briggs and Inner Child are also tools that she is comfortable using to bring clarity to someone’s story and her search for the God within.

 

**CSJ: Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet

**SP: Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.