Journey Center of Chicago


  • Mary Chase-Ziolek
    Mary Chase-Ziolek

    My vocation has been connecting faith and health as both a nurse and a seminary professor. Becoming a spiritual director has been a logical step in living out that calling. I welcome the opportunity to create a hospitable space in spiritual direction for sharing your story and together explore the movement of God in your life. I enjoy gardening, cooking, being in nature and spending time with my family. Perhaps one of the richest resources in my spiritual journey is my garden, a small oasis of nature in my urban context that engages my senses giving me joy, beauty and abundant metaphors for God’s work in providing vegetables from the earth, flowers of many colors, sizes and shapes, and compost that takes the waste of life and makes fertile soil.
    Certification from: C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park
    Theological Seminary 2018

    Areas of Interest: Spirituality and the Body, Spirituality and Nature, Spiritual Practices, Discernment, Emotional/Spiritual/Physical Healing, Creative Expression and Spirituality



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Feb 02 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Book Group: The Inner Work of Age Shifting from Role to Soul

If you are interested in the soul work in aging, join us to reflect on your experience of aging through the lens of Connie Zweig’s new book, with the thought-provoking title, The Inner Work of Age Shifting from Role to Soul.  Some of the questions to be considered include: 

  • What are you experiencing as the soul work in aging?
  • To what are you being called in this season of life?
  • How are you experiencing your vocation?

As we read the book together, we will discuss how the content intersects with the story of our own lives and engage in some of the suggested spiritual practices.

Facilitator: Mary Chase Ziolek is an emerging elder as well as a spiritual director and former professor of health ministries and nursing.

Dates:  February 2, 16, and March 2, 16

Meetings will be held virtually on every other Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm CST, each organized around a section of the book. Reflection questions will be sent out before each gathering. 

Cost: Pay what you can. (Suggestion donation: $25)

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