About the Hosea Foundation
During Gregory Norbet's
twenty-one years as a monk of St. Benedict at the Weston
Priory in Vermont, visitors to the monastery over and
over again confided in him their yearning for God and asked how
they could satisfy their deep spiritual hunger. They spoke of
the way in which Gregory's music and lyrics fed their souls.
People also articulated a great need for spiritual direction
in living a spiritual life, and of the lack of programs providing
opportunities for spiritual development.
Sensing that something of
his own monastic experience and spiritual journey had a contribution
to make in addressing the spiritual hungers of society, he returned
to graduate school for studies in Spiritual Direction and Pastoral
Ministry.Upon completing his Masters
Degree, Gregory began to minister in 1986, joined by his wife Kathryn Carrington, also a spiritual director and icon
painter, in 1987. This work for God flourished, and eventually
evolved to more than thirty events a year, in parishes, schools,
medical centers, prisons, retreat centers, nursing homes and
the like. In addition, they have directed a successful retreat
program in Vermont, Hosea Mountain Retreats, since 1989. They
have also published seven recordings and two prayer books designed
to assist others with their spiritual development.
In recent years they have
come to realize that if this ministry is to fulfill its potential,
it needs to be able to reach a larger audience. They began to
dream of expanding the scope and outreach of the Hosea Ministry.
In response to this need and their dream, a group of friends
and associates joined them in 2000 to found the Hosea Foundation.The Foundation and its outreach
of educating people in matters of the Spirit of Christ continues
to grow. We invite you to share in its mission of helping others
become a compassionate presence in the world. For more information
on how you can play a part, please contact the Hosea Foundation.
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Board of Directors
Grace M. Collins, President
Kathryn Carrington, Vice President
Gregory Norbet, Executive Director
Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Rev. Mr. William W. K. Rich
Joan Hay Madeira
Gerard J. Collins, Treasurer