• $2,000.00 – LWS Year 1 Tuition; includes $100 interview fee and $100 deposit

Date & Time Details: Class meets Wednesday mornings from 9:00 AM - noon from October through April with an exit interview in May.

Location: The Priory Spirituality Center

Address: 500 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516

Lucy Wynkoop, OSB

Interviews will begin in January and continue to the end of May, 2021.

Zoom-Listening with the Spirit 2021-2023

With Sister Lucy Wynkoop and Mary Pandiani

October 6, 2021 - May 17, 2023

Interviews will begin in January and continue to the end of May, 2021.

The Priory Spirituality Center is opening registrations for Listening with the Spirit 2021-2023, a formation program for spiritual directors.

Please review the materials in the “Overview of Listening with the Spirit and Call Prerequisites for LWS” pdf file below. Dr. Mary Pandiani and Sister Lucy Wynkoop will facilitate the spiritual direction formation program. If you have further questions, please contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at 360-438-2595 or If you would like an interview, please register on our website:


Overview of Listening with the Spirit and Call prerequisites LWS

“I could not have predicted the rich, multi-faceted journey of discovery we first-year trainees experienced in the LWS program this past year. From one week to the next we examined unique points of viewing the human experience. We pondered different streams of spirituality in the Christian tradition, we reflected on different ways of praying, multiple images of God, how people read scripture differently. We named ourselves on the enneagram, the Myers-Briggs continuum, and in differing modes of communication. We drew, painted, collaged, danced, photographed and played our way into deeper self knowledge and appreciation of commonalities with and differences from one another. Our biggest treasure, and I think I speak for everyone, was the grace we experienced in trusting ourselves, trusting each other, and most especially trusting the Spirit to be present, to shed light, to hold us and our struggles with tenderness and love as we practiced Spiritual Direction with one another. Our leaders created an atmosphere of trust and intimacy from the get go, and we jumped in. This coming year we will be practicing our new art with generous people who are willing to work with newbies, and who will enrich us with their own stories, struggles and trust. And we will be reflecting in depth on our work and learnings with our Dr Pandiani and Sr Lucy Wynkoop. Come, Holy Spirit, come!! ”  –Joan Henjum, LWS  2020-2021


Sister Lucy Wynkoop and Mary Pandiani
Sister Lucy Wynkoop, OSB, prepared for being a spiritual director and supervisor at Mercy Center. Previously, she received two MAs with concentrations in Scripture and Monastic Studies. As a Benedictine she has been shaped and formed in prayer and community. She strives to help others become a community of listening, loving, receptive, contemplative participants as they do their inner formation to become spiritual directors. Since 1992 she has provided spirituality formation programs and has invited others to do so at The Priory Spirituality Center. Mary Pandiani, D.Min., MA, C.S.D. is a spiritual director, personal/professional development coach, and an instructor for…
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