The ministry of spiritual direction is a time of prayerful listening where one discerns God’s active presence, deepens in intimacy with God, and seeks to respond to God’s invitations.
I was trained by Sister Barbara Quinn at the University of San Diego with a specific focus on Ignatian spirituality. Below is a more detailed description:
*Spiritual direction focuses on religious experience. It is concerned with a person’s actual experience of a relationship with God.
*Spiritual direction is about a relationship. The religious experience is not isolated, nor does it consist of extraordinary events. It is what happens in an ongoing relationship between the person and God. Most often this is a relationship that is experienced in prayer.
*Spiritual direction is a relationship that is going somewhere. God is leading the person to deeper faith and more generous service. The spiritual director asks not just “what is happening?” but “what is moving forward?”
*The real spiritual director is God. God touches the human heart directly. The human spiritual director does not “direct” in the sense of giving advice and solving problems. Rather, the director helps a person respond to God’s invitation to a deeper relationship.https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/making-good-decisions/spiritual-direction
Direction sessions are usually once a month, for an hour. I offer video sessions as well.
To schedule a session, please email me directly.