Approximately eighty-five million meetings occur every day. It is clear from this figure that meetings are highly important, they shape our world. The Spirit works in every group, and as Christian participants at meetings we must go beyond passivity and place ourselves at the service of the Spirit. In meetings, we can act as the Spirit’s voice, becoming a still point, a prayerful and reflective presence.
Meetings Matter! evolved from an MA module directed by the authors for the past eight years in the Milltown Institute. This book can be used to help promote and support a group environment of respect, listening and inner freedom. It offers practical advice on how to deal with conflict, different personality types and various problems that may arise within a group dynamic, all in an easy to read, user-friendly format. This book is a must-have for anyone involved in meetings, small or large, parochial or corporate.
Brian Grogan SJ is a former President of Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin and is Emeritus Associate Professor of Spirituality there. He works and writes on Ignatian Spirituality and is the author of reflective ‘Living’, ‘Love Beyond All Telling’, ‘Finding God in All Things’ and ‘Our Graced Life-Stories’.
Phyllis Brady, MA, MMin, lectures at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and at All Hallows College, Dublin. A founder member of the Spiritual Guidance and Supervisors’ Associations of Ireland (AISGA and SAI), she offers group and individual supervision and spiritual guidance. She has designed and coordinated prayer projects in the Diocese of Dublin and at Knock Shrine, Mayo.
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