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Program teaches art of spiritual direction
Hinsdale – For the second year, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital will partner with the Claret Center to provide “The Art of Spiritual Direction” training program.

Community members are invited on this journey and its two-phase ministry. The first phase will offer spiritual direction through 50-minute sessions, held once a month on the hospital’s campus, 120 N. Oak St. During the second phase, the Claret Center will offer spiritual direction training from September 2013 through June 2014.

Qualified participants must be open to religious diversity, have an active personal spiritual practice and a desire to work with caregivers. This 10-month program is limited to 10 students and the full tuition cost is $4,000. The application is available on the Claret Center website at

Spiritual Direction involves the accompanying of people on a spiritual journey in a safe, confidential environment. This takes place in a context that emphasizes growing closer to God and exploring a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. It helps people tell their sacred stories every day.

“Here at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, we firmly believe health care is a sacred calling,” said Tricia Treft, the hospital’s manager of pastoral care. “Spiritual Direction provides words to the experience of extending Christ’s healing ministry.”

For more information on the program, call Treft at (630) 856-8122.


Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; (630) 856-2354.