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JoAnn Bourquard - Spiritual Director

Jo Ann is an experienced spiritual director with 18 years of experience with individuals and groups, both in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She holds a Masters Degree in Ministry with a Concentration in Spirituality from Hartford Seminary.  She also holds a certificate in Women’s Leadership. Her formation as a spiritual director and supervisor was at the Spiritual Life Center in Bloomfield, CT.  She has since been involved in formation of Supervisors there.  Jo Ann is certified to teach the Enneagram and is knowledgeable in Jungian spiritual direction.  She is an experienced educator and speaker; an accomplished retreat leader, and has facilitated discernment days of reflection for organizations and groups of with themed topics as loss, self-care, prayer, and life transition.  Jo Ann's directees come from all walks of life, a variety of religious traditions as well as those who are searching.  She has particular experience with ministry to widowed and divorced persons as well as those with serious illnesses.  She is committed to personal growth and believes that spiritual direction is a vital way to transform the world. 

It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi