About Soul Care
The Soul Care Collective is home for an emerging community of people committed to a way of walking out faithfulness to their soul journey. Based in the Fraser Valley of BC through programs of Soul Care Circles, Spiritual Direction and Evenings of Sung Prayer, the Soul Care network is growing with relationships across North America and beyond.
Founded by Cathy AJ Hardy, Soul Care began through contemplative Soul Care Retreats in 2003. Over the years as many people continued to return to these retreats, the work expanded into 12-month formation programs and the offering of Spiritual Direction.
With a current team of five, the Soul Care community seeks to journey with others, offering soul companionship and sacred space for groups and individuals to pursue personal and spiritual growth and development.
The soul care journey is a path where spirituality and psychology come together in a beautiful and transformative way.
We believe the more we understand of ourselves and our story, the more we know Divine grace and can turn towards the beauty that lies within us and all of life.
Rooted in the Christian mystical tradition, Soul Care is based upon the unconditional merciful Love that the mystics experienced and expressed in their lives and writings.
It is the belief that we come from Love and we are being re-membered into this Love. We are inspired by lives such as St. Brigid, St. Francis, St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. We are inspired by the life of Christ who invites us to live from the well-springs within and pour our lives out from the mercy and generous love we have known.
We seek to build a wide circle of relationships in this soul care journey; including those within a similar tradition, inter-faith relationships and those who have no religious identity.
Currently, Soul Care offers the following:
- 3 one-year Spiritual Formation Programs (some on-line formats available)
- Year One: Anam Cara
- Year Two: Cloister
- Year Three: Red Cedar
A summary of the work of soul care is this:
To rest and know.
To look and receive.
To become and bless.
Cathy AJ Hardy