Greetings! I hope to share my spiritual path through this website and blog. I worked as a Social Worker for over 29 years in a Public Welfare agency (MSW – 1979). Upon my retirement I was called to the ministry and attended seminary and earned an MDiv (2011). One of the greatest gifts was my ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.
I have been a practitioner of many forms of prayer for most of my adult life which led me to study with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (Washington DC) and complete the Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups (2007) and Retreats Program and Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program (2018).
I am available to provide Spiritual Direction/Companion/Guide. I am available to create and facilitate workshops on the many beautiful forms of prayer (Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, imagery, icons, etc.) and spiritual growth and wellness. I am experienced primarily in the Christian tradition but am open to experiencing other traditions as well. We are one family with God.
I am married to Alessandra Cortese de Bosis, a translator/interpreter (Italian and English). I have been wondrously gifted with three daughters (now adults) and when Alessandra and I married I was not only beautifully gifted with sharing in her life but also the life of her son (now adult). Since my retirement I have taken up baking and pottery as hobbies. I facilitate a monthly Centering Prayer group in a local prison and am available to fill in for preaching for my colleagues who need a break! I enjoy the outdoors and feel blessed to be living in the countryside outside of Culpeper, Va.
Grace and Peace, Bruce
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