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  • Lucy Abbott Tucker
    Lucy Abbott Tucker

    Lucy Abbott Tucker has worked in adult formation and the preparation of people for the ministry of spiritual direction for the past thirty-six years. She worked for many years at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago including the position of Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors. Lucy has been active in the work of Spiritual Directors International, serving on the first Coordinating Council and chairing the initial committee that prepared the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct endorsed by Spiritual Directors International. She also worked on the recent revisions of that document. She is a frequent presenter at the annual meetings of Spiritual Directors International.

    In addition to her ministry as a spiritual director and supervisor Lucy currently teaches at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and has worked in training programs preparing people for the ministry of spiritual direction in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Lucy has also published several articles on adult formation and the ministry of spiritual direction. Lucy’s book, ‘Spiritual Direction Supervision: Principles, Practices, & Storytelling’ is an innovative, full-color workbook designed to support the care and growth of your spiritual companionship practice, representing the best thinking of master teacher Lucy Abbott Tucker. We invite you to explore her principles, practices, and stories as you deepen your own approach to spiritual direction, companionship, and the supervision process.


Apr 11 - 14 2024


All Day

What Alice in Wonderland Can Teach Us About the Spiritual Journey

Using the story Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, this guided retreat will present three qualities experienced by Alice and often mirrored in the spiritual journey: a willingness to be messy, the gift of curiosity, and the sheer grace of courage. Through input, story-telling, personal reflection and sharing, we will journey with Alice as she leaves her comfortable, secure place on the riverbank and tumbles down a rabbit hole into new realities. Frequently, our secure places no longer match the lived reality of our lives. Like Alice, we question and struggle with what is happening within us. Often we look outside of ourselves for solutions when, many times, the answer lies in our own hearts.

Continue your stay at Genesis with Lucy Abbott Tucker and Margaret Galliardi, OP for a customizable silent directed retreat.

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