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Spiritual Director and Professional Supervisor, St Francis Spiritual Direction Formation Program

Sister Catherine Hefferan rsm

About Sister Catherine -

Sister Catherine Hefferan rsm (Sister of Mercy) has a background in general nursing, midwifery, psychiatry, is a current Spiritual Director and Supervisor within the St Francis Spiritual Direction Formation Program, a Supervisor within the St Mark’s Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision Program and a Retreat Director. She has a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Ministry from the Brisbane College of Theology; a Master of Arts (Theology and Spiritual Direction) from the Australian Catholic University; and, a Graduate Certificate in Supervision and Spiritual Direction from the Melbourne College of Divinity.

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Articles by Sister Catherine

Reflections Reflections

Lightening the load: letting go of toxic guilt and old patterns of security

“Thus, professional supervision is a facilitated ‘taking notice’ of what is triggered up in you, the supervisee, in your workplace. Support interactions sometimes trigger up undealt-with issues of the clergyperson or lay minister doing the supporting. Supervision prevents these triggered reactions being loaded onto the supported. Consequently, supervision protects you the supported, and both organisations,” says Sr Catherine Hefferan rsm, a supervisor within the St Francis College program