The Three Association podcast grows out of an ongoing conversation between three supervisors...
Co-creator of the Together in the Mystery model of supervision (along with Rebecca Bradburn Langer), Maria Tattu Bowen founded and directs the Advanced Certificate in Supervision (ACS) program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and a Masters in Applied Spirituality from the University of San Francisco, where she was formed as a spiritual director. Maria lives in San Luis Obispo, California, where she meets people for spiritual direction and supervision. Connect with Maria's writing here.
Founder and Executive Director of Anam Cara Ministries, Tara Owens has been accompanying others in their journeys with God for 15+ years as a spiritual director and supervisor. She holds a Masters of Theological Studies in Spiritual Formation, combined with a certificate in Death, Dying & Grieving, from Tyndale Seminary, and the Advanced Certificate in Supervision from the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University. She pioneered and leads the Anam Cara Apprenticeship, which is a relationally-delimited training in spiritual direction, teaches rabbinic Scripture study groups, and leads an intentional community of sojourners in the Anam Cara Abbey. In addition to her work with Anam Cara, she teaches for the Potter’s Inn Soul Care Institute, Stewards of the Mystery, and guest lectures at various seminaries, churches, and non-profits. Tara is the author of two books, Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh & Bone (IVP, 2015), and At Play In God’s Creation: A Contemplative Coloring Book (Franciscan Media, 2016). She lives out her own wrestlings in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog, Brother Juniper.
When we first began planning the Three Association podcast as a supervision resource for spiritual directors, we imagined it as an ongoing conversation between three supervisors: Tara, Maria, and Noel. Together we recorded the first three episodes of Season 1, full of joy and anticipation around this collaboration and conversation. Suddenly, and tragically, Noel Cabigting died of complications from diabetes at Marikina Valley Hospital in Metro Manila, Philippines, on September 4, shortly after his graduation from the Advanced Certificate in Supervision Program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE). He was 40 years old.
Prior to enrolling in the Fordham program, which he completed online last May, Noel studied philosophy at San Carlos Seminary in Metro Manila and earned a bachelor’s degree in theology and a graduate diploma in counseling from Melbourne College of Divinity in Australia. He was an associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Counselors and a member of Narrative Connections, a network of practitioners of narrative therapy, at the Dulwich Centre in South Australia.
Born in Manila, Noel founded a lay Catholic community called Companions of the Redeemer (COR) in 2015. From then until his death, he served as the group’s moderator, ministering to residents of Metro Manila by offering a food pantry, counseling, coaching, and spiritual direction.
...and continues as a conversation between two supervisors and a guest, as a way of honoring the life of our colleague, and his passion for the ministry of contemplative supervision.