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About HOC

Who We Are

Heart of Christ is a Spiritual Direction Training Program developed in response to a felt need for more trained spiritual directors. We are now partnering with Avila Institute to provide online training in spiritual direction.

Photo of Jeannette and Tesa in Spain

Our Team

Jeannette Barbacane has a Masters Degree in Religious Studies, Nursing and Counselling and recently retired as a nurse from the University of Michigan Hospital.

Teresa (Tesa) Fleming, JD, works as an attorney with the Mitzel Law Group in Ann Arbor.

Teaching is primarily presented by Jeannette and Tesa, with guest lecturers featured during the June sessions.

June Session

Our June sessions are held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Pictured are students and directors in 2019.

Ephipany Radio Interview

Jeannette and Tesa were invited to discuss spiritual direction on WDEO’s new interview show,  Epiphany, with Vanessa Denha Garmo.  You can listen here.  The interview begins at the 35:35 minute mark.

Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Program
PO Box 341
Ann Arbor, MI 48106