Paul Kimmerling began Journeys To Assisi to invite others into a dialogue about the questions he heard on his own pilgrimages to Assisi, beginning in 2008. These questions seemed to call to him from the lives of Sts. Francis and Clare, who lived there 800 years ago. They are questions that resonate across time and circumstance.
Believing that we are each called to be fully who we are in our own lives, times and contexts, how might we learn from Francis and Clare? How can their life lessons help us live more fully into the richness of our own existence?
Join us to ponder these deeper questions.
About Paul Kimmerling
photo by Wilfredo Benitez
Paul Kimmerling is a workshop/retreat leader and a spiritual director (certificate 2011, Haden Institute). He offers individual and group guidance using a blend of wisdom and practices from several traditions - Christian, 12-Step and Eastern. Though affiliated with the Episcopal Church, he works with those from various faith traditions, and those with none. Paul pursues photography as a contemplative practice, and offers his workshop, “Loving the World: Photography as a Spiritual Practice” at retreat houses and other venues. Paul combines his 3 loves - Italy, spiritual questing & Franciscanism - in a yearly immersion retreat for small groups in Assisi, Italy. His program, “Live the Questions: A Journey with Francis and Clare”, pairs daily talks with visits to sacred sites, and offers thematic questions for reflection.
As an organizational development consultant, Paul offers customized programs and coaching in team development, performance management, and leadership. A strong advocate of self-awareness as a keystone for leadership, Paul authored, “Mindfulness: A Building Block of Emotional Intelligence” published online in the AMA Playbook. http://playbook.amanet.org/mindfulness-building-block-emotional-intelligence/
He is Board President of the Companions of Mary the Apostle (CMA), “…an emerging community rooted in the Episcopal Church, spilling beyond its borders”. http://companionsofmarytheapostle.org/