Spiritual Directors

Cynthia DiScipio Auth

has been a professor in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies since 1995. She designs curriculum and teaches online courses in spiritual life and growth and comparative religious studies. She hold a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a Masters of Theological Studies. Her training in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises was completed through the Ignatian Spirituality Program. She offers spiritual direction and directs individuals in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Jim Broderick King

has been a teacher in Jesuit high schools for his entire professional career after completing his studies in Latin and Greek. As a teacher and also as an adult convert to Catholicism, he has developed a deep love for Ignatian spirituality. Currently, while still teaching at his alma mater Regis Jesuit High School, he serves as the school’s Ignatian Identity Coordinator. In that role he enjoys helping to foster the spiritual life of the school through faculty training and support, student and adult retreats, spiritual direction, and a concentration on the spirituality of social justice. He has done his spiritual direction training with the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver and continues his involvement there through retreats, individual direction, directing people in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, and training and supervising spiritual directors. He is a husband and father of two daughters.

John Craig, SJ

has been a Jesuit for 51 years. He taught high school in St. Louis during most of that time, teaching English, Theater, Speech, and Dance. He has directed over a hundred shows. He is very interested in the relationship between the arts, theology, and spirituality. He worked with the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago teaching mime. He has directed individuals in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life. Through the Program, he offers spiritual direction and leads retreats.

Joe Damhorst, SJ

entered the Jesuits in 1955 and was ordained in 1968. He holds a Masters of Natural Science from the University of South Dakota and a Masters of Divinity from St. Louis University. He has served as Vocation Director, Pastor, Associate Pastor, Mission Director, and Chaplain for communities from Missouri to the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation to Belize to Colorado. He currently serves as a Chaplain for the Kateri Catholic Community in Lakewood. In the Ignatian Spirituality Program, he leads group retreats and offers spiritual direction. He is the youngest of four children and has 12 nieces and nephews, 18 grand-nieces and nephews, and 20 great grand-nieces and nephews, with two more coming in 2017!

Peg Maloney, RSM

is a Sister of Mercy and a native of Denver, CO. She currently teaches at Regis University in the College for Professional Studies, provides spiritual direction, retreats, and pastoral assistance for students, faculty, and staff. Her education includes undergraduate studies in special education and sociology and a master’s degree in Community Leadership with an emphasis in Spiritual Direction. She has been involved in a variety of parish and diocesan ministries, usually with some emphasis in Catholic social teaching, prayer, and spiritual direction and social justice ministry. Through the Program, she offers spiritual direction, leads retreats, directs individuals in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, and trains and supervises spiritual directors.

Paula Sapienza

holds a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures and was a professor at Union College and Fairfield University. She served as Associate Director of Collegium, a national organization of Catholic colleges and universities that sponsors colloquies on faith and intellectual life. She completed her training in spiritual direction and the Spiritual Exercises through the Ignatian Spirituality Program. She offers spiritual direction, leads retreats, directs individuals in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, and trains and supervises spiritual directors. She serves as the Ignatian Spirituality Program Director and is a wife and mother.

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