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Spiritual Direction



Spiritual direction is a practice found in a variety of historical traditions (e.g., Western Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Judaism, and Sufism), but is most commonly associated with Catholicism. The purpose of spiritual direction (also known as spiritual companionship and spiritual guidance) is for a director to be with those who are seeking to deepen their spirituality and relationship with the Divine. Through the process of self-reflection and spiritual guidance, a spiritual director helps individuals become who they were meant to be.

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What Is Spiritual Direction?

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Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today. She pays particular attention to spiritual direction for women, and addresses such down-to-earth questions as setting, time, and privacy.

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Can Spiritual Directors Help?

Nondenominational “spiritual companions” offer to connect clients to the divine in their everyday life.

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FindCenterThere are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

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How to Find a Spiritual Director

Becky Eldredge, a spiritual director and blogger for IgnatianSpirituality.com, shares how to find a spiritual director.

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Your Soul's Compass: What Is Spiritual Guidance?

Why am I here? What does a life worth living look like? What is the higher intelligence trying to express through me? In this time of global change and uncertainty, of spiritual indirection, Americans are asking these age-old questions with renewed curiosity.

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10 Reasons to Get a Spiritual Director

If you want to grow in your faith journey and spiritual life, you might consider getting a spiritual director. Spiritual directors are dedicated to guiding people in the spiritual journey, and helping them explore matters of the soul, faith, and God.

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FindCenterPain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

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What Does a Spiritual Director Do?

New to spiritual direction? Hear from active spiritual director Mary McInerney about what a spiritual director does.

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Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

Henri Nouwen—beloved author, priest, and internationally recognized spiritual master, counselor, and guide—offers gentle wisdom for universal questions of the spiritual life: Who am I? Where have I been and where am I going? Who is God for me? Where do I belong? How can I be of service? As a...

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