Yvonne Prowse, M.A. is a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She chairs/co-chairs their training programs in spiritual direction; teaches many aspects of spiritual direction and Ignatian spirituality; and supervises other spiritual directors. Yvonne has been leading retreats and lecturing on spirituality for over three decades, with emphasis on eco-spirituality and feminine spirituality. Yvonne holds a Master of Arts in spirituality and spiritual direction from Fordham University. She has also trained with indigenous elders of North America and of Burkina Faso, finding these spiritualities complimentary. A native of New Jersey, her ministries in the U.S. included care for homeless adults and children; and interfaith peace & justice work. They ran a gamut from balancing budgets and fundraising to singing children to sleep, to developing curriculum for adults to explore living simply and in greater harmony with the Earth. She authored “Spiritual Direction and the Call to Ecological Conversion” in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, December 2016, and led the Contemplative Retreat for the annual conference of Spiritual Directors International(SDI), in 2017. In her “down time”, when she’s not playing rummy or reading Harry Potter with her nieces, she might be found jogging, hiking or skiing, preferably in the wilderness.



November 3, 2019

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we're acting out of fear, anxiety, resentment, or self-defensiveness, we're not living as the beloved of God.

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