Spiritual Direction Training and Travel

Spiritual Direction Training and Travel

From Meritt Petrone

I am raising money for the final expenses of my Spiritual Direction training program. I have already started this beautiful ministry and am offering direction and retreats but I need financial help to finish my training.

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3 months ago

Thank you all for the amazing support. I am astounded at God's goodness. This past intensive training was very fruitful and transformative. I literally would not have been able to go without your support and I am full of gratitude. I kept each one of you who made this last trip possible close in prayer as I traveled.

Two more intensives to go then graduation and commissioning!

Thank you for your support and continued prayers!

In Christ,
Meritt

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I am asking for help to pay the remainder of my tuition, books, and travel expenses for my final year of Spiritual Direction training program. 

If you have never heard the term spiritual direction I can offer a short explanation here and have much more information on my website www.rootsandwingsministries.org. Spiritual direction is a type of walking with another person as you help them to discern God's voice and movements in their everyday life. The real director is the Holy Spirit of course, but I serve as someone who provides a prayerful space for people to take time out of the chaos of life and quiet down to listen to the invitations of God. Spiritual direction has been a long tradition in the Church and I am honored that God has chosen me to serve His Kingdom in this capacity. 

Early in my training, I was struck very ill due to a newly diagnosed chronic illness and lost my full time position at my Parish. This illness currently keeps me from getting a job outside the home. Without access to medicaid (denied) or health insurance (no affordable plans in my state) I am traveling this path of healing on my own with the Lord, trusting in Him - and He showed Himself faithful. God took what the enemy planned for evil and had a plan of His own. Shortly after losing my job, several women signed up for spiritual direction and I began this ministry of spiritual direction as my new work - work that aligns perfectly with my religious vocation as a member of a Secular Institute of consecrated life. The two callings go beautifully hand in hand. 

As a missionary out in the world, I have dedicated myself to a life of prayer, and helping others through spiritual direction, to embrace transformation and giving their full yes to whatever God asks of them. 

I am seeking assistance to help pay the rest of my school tuition and school expenses for the rest of the year. Every medical expense I have is now coming out of pocket and I do not yet have enough spiritual directees to pay my monthly expenses. 

If you can help by lifting this burden through prayer or a financial gift I would be very grateful. Thank you for helping my dreams become a reality! 

If you, or someone, you know may be interested in Christian spiritual direction please feel free to contact me. 

May God bless you and your family. Thank you for being part of my mission to help each child of God to hear His precious voice, grow in Christlikeness, and become a light shining forth in the darkness. 

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Meritt Petrone posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #1

Thank you all for the amazing support. I am astounded at God's goodness. This past intensive training was very fruitful and transformative. I literally would not have been able to go without your support and I am full of gratitude. I kept each one of you who made this last trip possible close in prayer as I traveled.

Two more intensives to go then graduation and commissioning!

Thank you for your support and continued prayers!

In Christ,
Meritt

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