Spiritual Accompaniment and Marginalization in the Vincentian Tradition (Softcover)

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This monograph explores the evolving history of spiritual direction giving particular attention to its availability to and practice with people who are marginalised; exploring metaphors and models for spiritual direction from the early Church to more contemporary offerings; and proposing an over-riding paradigm of story-telling. Key formative influences on the spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac are explored and more contemporary studies in relation to spiritual accompaniment of people who are marginalised examined.


"It plans to consider the significance of the contribution of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac for engaging the spiritual needs of those to whom they ministered specifically as it applies to spiritual accompaniment and to investigate how the resources contained in their writings form and inform the contemporary practice of spiritual direction by members of the Vincentian Family with those who are marginalised. The understanding of this ministry will be studied in both itscontemporary and historical contexts."
From the Introduction

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

CHAPTER 2: Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

CHAPTER 3: Metaphors and Models of Spiritual Direction

CHAPTER 4: Current Practice

CHAPTER 5: Research Design and Methods

CHAPTER 6: Sampling

CHAPTER 7: Vincentian Tradition

CHAPTER 8: Research Findings

CHAPTER 9: Discussion of Findings

CHAPTER 10: Conclusion and Recommendations




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