Certified Spiritual Director
Sylvia Manfred, is certified as Spiritual Director since 2005 through the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality, in association with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
Sylvia has established the Spirit of Truth Institute, a Christian Discernment Ministry, offering Bible Study classes, along with Advent and Lenten Retreats. These series of classes combines presentation, multimedia, small group discussion and some outside reading, to help participants grow in their knowledge of Scripture while deepening their understanding of the riches of the Catholic Faith. These programs examine the biblical foundations of key Church doctrines, and the Bible as a foundation for prayer, discernment and the moral life. In addition, her ministry offers Spiritual Direction with the primary foundation in Sacred Scripture, the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Rules of Discernment.
Sylvia also holds Masters Degree in Business Administration, along with Masters in Counseling and Rehabilitation with over 15 years experience in coordinating and managing programs for at-risk adults including transitional housing, social programs, job placement services and community referral and follow-up services. Sylvia resides in Pawcatuck CT and her hobbies include gardening, and walking the local beaches with her trusted companions, 3 labrador retrievers.