Spiritual Direction

The action of God in our life is really profound, but we don’t often take the time…
to be alert to what God is doing in us…

Spiritual Direction is help given by one person of faith to another, which enables that person to pay attention to God’s communication, to grow in intimacy with this communicating God, and to stand differently in the world in response to God’s touch in his/her life.   

A spiritual director / companion is interested in what happens when the person, the directee, consciously attempts to relate to God. The director is particularly interested in the prayer experiences where the directee has listened to their God’s message.   Contemplation and personal reflection bring this communication to awareness.

Articulating and clarifying these experiences with a spiritual director assists the directee to pay attention to his/her conscious relationship with God and to work to bring God’s message to the world.  Direction offers a safe, non-judgmental place of welcome.

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 you are engaged in transforming the social order …
  • If your ministry is more burdensome than life-giving…

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