About Spiritual Direction

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

Spiritual Direction is help given by one person of faith to another which enables that person
to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personal communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.

A spiritual director is most interested in what happens when the person, the directee, consciously attempts to relate to God. The director is interested in the whole person, but particularly in the prayer experiences where the directee has been attuned to the God who desires to communicate with him/her. Contemplation and personal reflection bring this communication to awareness.

Articulating and clarifying these experiences with a spiritual director assists the directee to notice even more about his/her conscious relationship with God.  Direction offers a safe, non-judgmental place of welcome for the directee where his/her experiences are taken seriously.

 

WHY DO PERSONS SEEK DIRECTION?

  • If you are experiencing a new sense of God in your life…
  • If you are feeling distant from God…
  • If you are facing an important decision or making a discernment…
  • If you are desiring to deepen your relationship with God…
  • If you are facing a change or transition in your life …
  • If you are feeling fragmented, disjointed, out of touch, fearful, angry …
  • If you are overly involved or find yourself disinterested…
  • If you are involved in ministry within the Church
  • If your ministry is more burdensome than life-giving…

…then individual spiritual direction may be something for you to seriously consider.