With a special interest and competency in Ignatian spirituality, Linda Labelle began her education at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph (1990). She earned her BA in Religious Studies from the University of Sudbury College (2002) at Laurentian University. Linda earned her Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality with a concentration in Spiritual Direction from Regis College (2004), graduating with a con-joint degree from the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. She has completed her Supervision of Spiritual Directors course (2010-11) and was accepted into the Doctor of Ministry programme at the Toronto School of Theology.
During her eight years as Coordinator of Faith Development and Evangelisation in a diocese in Ontario, Linda developed and implemented a Lay Apostolate Formation programme for people in parish ministry. Linda also facilitated programmes of formation for potential spiritual directors as well as providing supervision. She was also involved in the formation of Roman Catholic Deacons.
In 2012, Linda moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to take a position at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre as Programme Coordinator. Since retirement, Linda continues to be on the spiritual directors roster at Queen’s House and offers the occasional retreat/workshop on Contemplative/Mystical Prayer, Ignatian Spirituality, and days of reflection.
Linda has had a private practice in Spiritual Direction for about 30 years. Providing spiritual direction to persons from various faiths, denominations, and orientations has been one of the ways she has answered God’s call to service.
Linda is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honour Society), Spiritual Directors International, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, and the Regis College Alumni Association. She also spends time working with the Saskatoon Open Door Society, teaching English and culture to new immigrants and refugees. Linda belongs to Our Lady of Guadalupe Aboriginal parish. She gave a workshop on the Call to Ministry to about 30 people, providing support to indigenous ministers.