Phil Stone

Spiritual Companionship:

  • 3 years of study at Richmond Hill’s Ruah School of Spiritual Direction
  • 4 years of study with EFM (Christian Education for Ministry)
  • Using these spiritual aids during guidance and prayer:
  • Contemplative Prayer (meditations, centering and Lectio )
  • Using Christian Mystics as Guides to God ( Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross}
  • Use of appropriate Scripture verses
  • Healing Prayers and references
  • Near Death Experiences (NDE) experiencing the power of God’s love from others

Retreat Programs:

  • Graduation from Shalem’s Program for leading “Retreats and Prayer Groups”
  • Creation of 2 retreat related Internet sites: FindtheDivine.com and SeekaRetreat.com
  • Leading retreats as follows:
  • Using Christian Mystics as Guides to God ( Theresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross)
  • Centering Prayer and Lectio /Visio Divina
  • Finding God in Nature and Silence
  • The teachings of Fr. William Meninger and Fr.Thomas Keating

Formal Education degrees:

  • Douglas Freeman HS Richmond VA
  • University of Virginia – Chemical Engineering
  • University of Virginia – MBA graduate School – The Darden School