What is spiritual direction?
Spiritual direction happens in a scheduled meeting between someone interested in deepening his/her relationship with God and a director trained in the art of listening to and reflecting back what is heard.
The two talk about prayer, faith, and life. The desired end is awareness of grace, calling us to bring God’s compassionate love to fuller expression through our own right relationships.
Is spiritual direction for me?
Spiritual direction is not something new. It is as old as the search for God and the desire to live with integrity. It is for anyone who feels it would be beneficial.
People say spiritual direction helps them slow down and live life more intentionally. Some feel it makes them more aware of personal choices.
One woman commented, “Spiritual direction makes God more present to me and makes me more present to God.” A man in direction observed, “It helps me be true to the person God made me to be.”
How can I found out more about spiritual direction?
Contact: Sister Karen Freund, OP — certified spiritual director