Listening with the Spirit

About us

The Priory Spirituality Center is opening registrations for Listening with the Spirit 2019-2021, a spiritual direction formation program.

Kindly review the materials in the “Overview of Listening with the Spirit and call Prerequisites for LWS” pdf file below. Dr. Mary Pandiani and Sister Lucy Wynkoop will facilitate the spiritual direction formation program. If you have further questions, kindly contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at 360-438-2595 or lucywynkoop@gmail.com.  If you would like an interview, kindly let Sister Lucy Wynkoop know and she will send you the materials and interview process.  Interviews will take place between February and May, 2019.

“This 2 year program is quite intensive. In some ways too much is covered, but that is because there is an assumption that people who want to work as Spiritual Directors have already studied or lived and experienced the rigorous paths of their own spiritual lives and are now being refined in how to Listen to the Spirit with others. A level of spiritual maturity is required before entering into the program. And then, the program is a kind of Refiner’s Fire that burns away the dross. In Listening with Spirit those who would stand in as instruments of Spirit (as directors) are acquainted with the challenges of different aspects of spiritual life as it is lived in ordinary life as well as during periods of crisis, in order to hold people in love, warmth of spirit and holiness. What a gift!” –Patricia Kay

“The Spiritual Direction formation program, Listening with the Spirit, at Saint Placid Priory is a wonderful training for pastors; we really are doing spiritual direction in all kinds of ways in every pastoral encounter! We get through seminary and CPE and jump right in, and we still, always, will have more to learn about helping people recognize the Spirit at work in their lives (and in our own). The expert leaders and supportive cohort bring out so much in us, give us so many tools for listening and guiding, and the supervision aspect takes us deeper and answers so many questions. I am a better priest for the gifts of the Listening with the Spirit program at the Priory.” –The Rev. Canon Nancy Ross

My stay at the Spirituality Center was grounding, peaceful, and rejuvenating. The agreement to unplug from technology and dive into a monastic lifestyle led me to be present. The nature trails are divine from the lush trees to the quiet calls of the birds. Sharing a meal with the community was welcoming and nurturing. I greatly enjoyed my time.

Venue Highlights

The Priory Spirituality Center is an ecumenical Christian ministry that encourages people of all faiths to seek and discern the voice of God in their lives and in the world. We are a ministry of St. Placid Priory that reflects the Benedictine values of peace, hospitality, community, learning and prayerful discernment.

We offer a peaceful and contemplative setting for personal reflection. We encourage and challenge people to know the presence of God in their lives through classes, workshops, retreats and individual spiritual direction. Other offerings include a women’s book group and formation programs.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfasts are on your own in our Center Kitchen Monday through Saturday. We provide traditional breakfast items such as eggs, milk, bread, cereals, and fruit. You are welcome to bring supplemental food. On Sundays the Priory provides a delicious brunch usually consisting of eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, fruits, and pastries.

Lunch and dinner are provided at the Priory. These meals consist of one or two main dishes and a salad bar. There are often dairy, gluten and soy-free options. If you need to bring supplemental foods or meals, you may keep them in our Center kitchen, cook them there, and eat there or bring it to community meals.

A silent dining area is also available if you prefer to spend your meals in silence.

Coffee and tea is also available around the clock.

Accommodations

We have ten retreat bedrooms, most of which are equipped with two twin beds. The rooms may be shared if you are coming with a friend or partner, but generally there is just one person per room. Our building is set back among the trees so the rooms stay fairly cool. There is a heater in each room for the colder nights. Each room has a sink, mirror, chair, desk, and small closet area. Towels and linens are provided, but please bring your own toiletries. Bathrooms are shared and showers are available.

Retreatants are welcome to join the Sisters for Mass, Praise, and meals. There is wi-fi available in the Priory Library from 8:30am-8:00pm everyday. The Priory Store is also open on Fridays and Saturdays. Plenty of walking trails wind around the Priory's property and are open to retreatants.

Spiritual Direction is available upon request at an additional charge.

Directions

Traveling north from Portland, on I-5:
Take Exit 109
Turn left onto Martin Way at end of exit
Stay in the far right lane
Turn right at second light onto
College Street NE
Turn right at St. Placid sign
(second possible right turn)

Traveling south from Seattle, on I-5:
Take Exit 109
Turn right onto Martin Way at end of exit
Stay in the far right lane
Turn right at the light onto
College Street NE
Turn right at St. Placid sign
(second possible right turn)

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Listening with the Spirit

at St. Placid Priory and The Priory Spirituality Center

  • Oct 1, 2019 - May 31, 2021 (609 days)

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To continue down this amazing path I am on ! Linsey
 

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