If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, maybe Spiritual Direction is for YOU!
Spiritual direction can best be described as helping ordinary people like you and me see, accept and live out God’s presence in their lives.
No! Not at all!! Spiritual direction actually started in the 4th century with the Desert Fathers and Mothers in the Middle East. It has continued on throughout the centuries and has included many great people such as John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Ignatius of Loyola and Thomas Merton.
Spiritual direction, which was once the norm for all Christians, is an old practice that is being revived in the present day.
First of all, there’s nothing mysterious or magical about spiritual direction. It isn’t reading tea leaves or gazing into a crystal ball.
Instead, think of it as a conversation between friends.
You can expect your director to listen and ask reflective questions. He or she will help you to pay attention to your daily and life experience so as to notice God’s nudges, invitations, challenges and confirmations. Your director may also suggest resources for your prayer time.
The recommended offering is $20 to $40. Please do not allow your financial situation to prevent you from seeking direction. This can be discussed at the initial interview.
The Archdiocese of Regina has commissioned spiritual directors for this ministry. They are laypeople, sisters, priests, and ministers, from both Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.
Here is a current list of the spiritual directors of the Archdiocese of Regina. You may wish to choose one or you may wish to "interview" more than one person before choosing your director.
Click here for prayerful steps that may help you discern: How to Choose a Spiritual Director
If you are familiar with spiritual direction and want to go deeper with Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, click here.
Page URL: http://archregina.sk.ca/spiritual-direction