Spiritual Dream Group Meets June 18th

Next Session: Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 7pm

In this group we learn to become like a container of sacred space as a group to provide a secure connection between the individual’s inner world and the outer world.  Spiritual dream work affirms that our (nocturnal) dreams offer us support in our spiritual journey.  This work helps us towards living a guided life from within with the support of others and helps us to recognize the symbolic language of the soul.

All dreamers are welcome and there is no experience necessary.  I encourage anyone who has been interested in their dreams, but has not had the opportunity to share and explore them further to attend.  This ongoing group will meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm until 9 pm in the basement of the rectory in the small meeting room.

Please contact Rachel at rachelwinborn@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

2018 Upcoming Dates: 6/18

Facilitator’s bio: Rachel Winborn has been working with dreams for 10 years.  She is an artist and holds an MA and MFA in Fine Art. Rachel is a certified Spiritual Director through the Haden Institute and Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre in Ontario.

Spiritual Direction Ministry

Spiritual Direction is an ancient tradition. Its main purpose is to allow individuals to deepen with God by journeying alongside a soul friend.  These one to one monthly meetings gives the directee a sacred time to explore their personal relationship to God by discussing how they experience or don’t experience the movements of Holy Spirit in their daily lives. The spiritual dimension can be mysterious and tough to navigate at times, so in this practice one’s discernment and reflections are closely listened to. The Spiritual Director is trained and experienced in sacred conversation and are able to hold the space in prayer for God’s grace. Spiritual Direction does not tell you how to act or pray in a particular way, nor is it psychological counseling or psychotherapy. 

Personal Sessions: If you are interested in exploring one-to-one spiritual direction, contact Ellen Roberts at eroberts@stbenedict.com or by phone, 773-588-6484 to schedule a preliminary meeting with a spiritual director. During the meeting, you will learn more about spiritual direction and financial contributions. (Financial contributions generally range between $35 to $65 per session depending on individual financial resources.)

Meet the Directors:

Rachel Winborn is an artist and holds an MA and MFA in Fine Art from the University of Iowa.  She is part-time faculty at Loyola University Chicago. She is a certified Spiritual Director through the Haden Institute and Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre in Ontario.  She has been working dreams for 10 years and is the Spiritual Dream Group facilitator at St. Ben’s. Rachel’s gifts reside in teasing out the unique voice authentically found within the Self. She and her husband are parishioners at St. Ben’s and their children attend St. Benedict Preparatory School. 


 Elaine Lindia is the Pastoral Associate here at our parish. Elaine holds a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago.  Her spirituality degree includes a specialty concentration in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Elaine serves as one of the Spiritual Directors for the Spiritual Exercises of Everyday Life (SEEL) retreat offered by Loyola University.  Elaine is honored to walk with others that wish to explore the Spiritual Exercises that will enable them to witness the many ways God is at work in their lives.  Feel free to contact her directly if you are interested in exploring the Exercises at (773) 509-3806 or elindia@stbenedict.com.

Laura Field is a lay leader of Old St. Patrick’s Church’s acclaimed Beloved Retreat since 2002.  She earned a Master’s in Spirituality at Loyola University in Chicago in 2011.Laura transitioned a career in corporate communications with Fortune 500 and smaller companies into a thriving self-owned PR firm. Laura understands the deep longing for wholeness that informs the life of singles. Laura earned a BA in Journalism and Economics from Indiana University in 1984.