Elizabeth Liebert, Ph.D.

San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 451-2880
E-mail: eliebert@sfts.edu

Welcome! My personal web page contains links to my professional writing, to the degree and non-degree programs of the SFTS Program in Christian Spirituality and to other spirituality resources.

My current research centers on aspects of the academic discipline of Christian Spirituality, and, in particular on the practice of discernment. The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making (Westminster John Knox) brings together the past 25 years of discernment retreats into a user-friendly way to prayerfully discern important decisions on one’s life. The sequel, treating discernment with and in organizations, institutions and structures of all kinds, is in press; look for it to appear in 2015.

As Professor of Spiritual Life, I am committed to offering resources to future leaders of the church to help them understand and deepen their own spiritual grounding and to extend their ministries of spiritual nurture and care of their congregations. Spiritual formation, must be biblically and theoretically grounded and culturally sensitive if it is both to anchor Christians in their long and rich tradition and to propel them into the work of Christ in the world.

I am a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), an educationally oriented Roman Catholic religious congregation. Since 1843, Sisters of the Holy Names have been educating people from preschool through university, and in a variety of non-traditional educational settings. See http://www.snjm.org/en/  and www.snjmusontario.org for further information on our ministries world-wide and within the U.S. For fun, I love to read mysteries and garden. I am captivated by trying to grow orchids—and get them to re-bloom regularly.


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