This page offers links to essays and audio related to the purposes of the School of the Spirit Ministry. We will expand these offerings over time. At present, we are offering material as Web pages, PDF files and mp3 files (audio).
An article that appeared in the January/February, 2015, issue of Quaker Life.
A panel presentation given at the 5th residency of the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program, September 2013
From a presentation given at the 6th residency of the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program, November 2013.
Reflections from Patty and Mike on their anticipated retirement as Core Teachers in June 2014.
Jane Sobie, a member of the 8th class of On Being a Spiritual Nurturer, reflects upon her experience of re-entering the Avila Retreat Center for the Spiritual Renewal Retreat in November 2013.
THE ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAMS OF THE SCHOOL OF THE SPIRIT MINISTRY, with particular attention to the program of
This document outlines the particular practices that characterize an SotS silent retreat, as well as offering some of the history of this program under its care.
A list of books and pamphlets which participants in the 9th Spiritual Nurturer class are asked to obtain. The list does not include additional articles which would be part of each residency’s reading list.
This is a presentation would give during the first residency of the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program when she was a core teacher (2002-2011).
Marybeth shares her reflections on a pilgrimage to the isle of Iona in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
Lisa prepared this quilt as her final project for the 2008-10 class of the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program.
A reflection on a life’s journey through George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin. Judy wrote this reflection for her first-year project as a member of 2009-11 class of the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program.
Poulenc, Oboe Sonata, first movement
Played by Bruce Neumann (oboe) and Mike Green (piano)
Recorded July 28, 2011
Bruce and Mike playing at Bruce’s home on the occasion of a potluck with Fresh Pond Friends. They also played at the final residency of the Spiritual Nurturer program.
An outline and description of a retreat for Friends concerned about addiction prepared for the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program, January 2011.
A play produced as a final project for the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program, May 2011.