On October 4-5, 2013, New Companion conveners and their sponsors gathered for a training workshop with Interim director, Fr. David Matz, C.PP.S. Themes of the event included: use of circles for dialogue, Companion roles: director, sponsor, and convener, components of Companion gatherings, prayer, and hospitality. The highlight of the two days together were the sharing of stories and the diverse ways Companions are in relationship with each other and with the larger C.PP.S. Community. The Cincinnati Convener/Sponsor Workshop is December 6-7, 2013 at The Spirituality Center of Maria Stein in Ohio.