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Who Is A Spiritual Director?
“The spiritual director”, Thomas Merton wrote, “is concerned with the whole person, for the spiritual life
is not just the life of the mind, or of the affections, or of the ‘summit of the soul’ - it is the life of the
whole person... A spiritual director is, then, one who helps another to recognize and to follow the inspirations of grace
in their life...”
What Is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of assisting another in the desire to awaken more fully to the Mystery called God. A person seeking a more conscious connection with God works with a director, usually once a month.
Spiritual direction is a process that focuses on conscious development of the relationship between a person and God either one-to-one or in a small group setting. The director helps the person notice and respond to the presence, movement and invitation of God in life and prayer.
It might include helping someone learn to pray, listening for or noticing God's activity, discernment for decision-making, becoming aware of images of God that influence the relationship, and bringing wounds or life-patterns to God for healing. Although it is not a counseling or therapeutic relationship, many find spiritual direction a helpful companion process to work happening in these other settings.
We have two trained spiritual directors and also provide space and support to individuals interning in nationally-recognized Spiritual Direction Training Programs.
For more information please contact Peggy Chambers, OMC, Pastoral Associate, at: (916) 443-8084 x103 or PeggyC@stfrancisparish.com.
To Learn more about
Spiritual Direction or
to setup an appointment,
please contact: Peggy Chambers, OMC
( 916) 443-8084x103
PeggyC@stfrancisparish.com Melissa Barbour (916) 261-0892 email@example.com