“The spiritual life is not a life before, after, 

or beyond our everyday existence.

No, the spiritual life can only be real

when it is lived in the midst

of the pains and joys of the here and now.”

(Henri Nouwen)

Have you been searching for a way to deepen your faith and your relationship with God? Would you benefit from having an intentional conversation to explore how God is working in your life? If so, then the ministry of spiritual direction may be invaluable to you.  

Joy Jennings is a trained spiritual director who offers a presence of deep listening and “spiritual companionship”, that you may tap into the longings of your heart and spirit in connection to God. A meaningful dialogue within a confidential setting may help to reveal the possibilities of a life lived more completely in alignment with God’s plan for you. Whether you choose to come occasionally as needed, or if you prefer to come on a monthly basis, a journey into spiritual direction may offer you a word of encouragement and renewed hope to pursue all that you are called to be. 

 Joy Jennings has been involved with spiritual direction for 35+ years, and is a member of Spiritual Directors International. She received her training in spirituality from the CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction, Our Lady of Peace Spiritual Life Center in Narragansett RI, and the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in Saugerties, NY. She is a parishioner at St Mary of the Bay, and lives in Bristol, RI.



Sessions are one hour in length, by appointment.

Appointments are available on Wednesday afternoons (12:30 – 4pm) and Friday mornings (8:30am – 12) as well as the second Saturday of every month (12 – 3:30pm).

A donation of $25 per session is requested, though no one is excluded due to inability to pay.

Contact Joy by phone or email:

Phone: 401.290.7697

Email: jennings0502@gmail.com