Veriditas-Certified Facilitator

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Facilitator Name: Sister Mary Jo Chaves, OSF

Residence: Milwaukie, Oregon

Facilitating since: 2004

Year trained: 2004, Veriditas

Year certified: 2005, Veriditas

Current position: Franciscan Spiritual Center    

                     staff-person & labyrinth facilitator

                     2512 SE Monroe St.

                     Milwaukie, OR 97222,

Home Labyrinth: 25’ Chartres style canvas

Of Special Interest: In addition to general

    labyrinth practice & facilitation, Sr. Mary Jo

    specializes in introduction of labyrinths to  

    large groups (50 - 100).

   She also has expertise facilitating labyirnth

   practice with high school students, and

   leading labyrinth retreats with seasonal



Franciscan Spirituality Center

Other Favorite Labyrinth Links:

          Labyrinth Network Northwest

     Well-Fed Spirit Labyrinth Resources


          North-American Virtual Labyrinth Map

          Worldwide Labyrinth Locator


contact email: CLICK HERE

... has been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia since 1963.  

She has her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and her Masters in Applied Theology from the Graduate Theological University in Berkeley, CA.

She taught mathematics and religion in secondary school for 26 years.

Since 1996 she has been ministering as a spiritual director and coordinator of spirituality programs in the Portland, Oregon area and other places in the United States.

In 2005 she completed her certification as a labyrinth facilitator through Veriditas.  In 2006 Sr. Mary Jo completed an internship in the Art of Supervision of Spiritual Directors at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA.

She is presently employed at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, OR.  

Sr. Mary Jo Chaves, OSF ...