Leaning on the Everlasting Love of God: Pastoral Care and Co-Accompaniment
Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Joseph & Mary Retreat House
Registration Fee: $80 includes Lunch and Transportation
Facilitator: Beverly Ann Stewart MAPS, BSN, RN
Overview: God has designed us to be used in a multitude of actions. Anointed Vessels we are. How do we allow ourselves to pour out of Gods vast vessels (our souls) his healing touches of love. Are we really committed to allowing our ears to engage in sacred listening? The charge has been given to us…
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:15)
Overall Reflections for the Day:
- Are we Anointed Vessels of Christ (Scripture support)
- 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (How many do you have), are you empowered enough to use them
- Miracles and Faith…Stepping into the portal
- Co-Accompaniment with one another…What does it look like?
- Partnering thru Sacred Listening…What does healing resemble while listening?
- Fleshing out our being Pastoral Co-Workers in the Vineyard and Pastoral Co-Partners in our Healing Ministries
- Within the sessions we will use guided meditations to enlist the energy of God to assist us in “Leaning on His Everlasting Love”
- How are you sustaining your self-care (pastoral attending)? ‘A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing’ [Hong Curley]
- You Rock …Creative Arts, Time to express healing thru the use of art (hand painted trinket rocks) Words of healing, Co-Partnering/Accompaniment
Facilitator Biography: Beverly Ann Stewart is the Spiritual Formation Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program of the Archdiocese of Chicago at Catholic Theological Union. The majority of her ministry for the church is in the community. It is here that she exercises a vast amount of hands-on pastoral care to those who are financially marginalized, spiritually despairing, or spiritually bankrupt.
Beverly Ann also has a leadership role in her parish and is passionate about being a part of the church and its evolution process. Change is in the air and its a privilege to be a part of it. Beverly Ann facilitate retreats and educational sessions throughout the Chicago, Gary and Indianapolis Dioceses. She participates in local social justice movements and platforms in the Vicariate VI Church community. She mentors adult men and women, reminding them to vote, open up to their spirituality, keep Christ first in life, encouraging them to continue their education, loving their family, respecting themselves and others.
Beverly Ann’s ministry is a healing itinerant ministry, similar to Jesus Ministry. In the moment. She states that “Wherever I am God is. That is why it is vital I attend to my health, physical, spiritual and psycho social well being. If I am not rooted and grounded in faith and health stamina then there is not much I can do for the ministry journey I am committed to. I continue to meet and interact with other Interdenominational individuals in ministry who have a passion to extend assistance or advocacy to those who are in need via various support systems. I rely on God to reinforce the need to actively and with humility listen to others while fully engaged with them, to increase and fortify my spiritual awareness of myself and that God Almighty is a God Almighty to all and has equipped me with all that I need to fulfill his will for me.” Beverly Ann is a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother.