What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction encourages you to explore a closer relationship with God. In our busy, fast-paced lives; many of us find it increasingly difficult to notice God's action in our daily lives. As our lives get busier, there is often a deeper longing for a more conscious experience of God's presence and love.

Engaging in spiritual direction causes one to reflect deeply on the experiences of daily life. It is a way to deepen one's realization of God's presence in every place and every time.

What is a Spiritual Director?

A spiritual director doesn't necessarily "direct" your spiritual life. A spiritual director encourages and guides you to draw closer to God. Spiritual direction invites you into this relationship whether you worship in a church, mosque, temple or none of these. God draws near to you wherever you are. The journey with a spiritual director takes place in a one-on-one setting. The conversation is considered confidential and held as sacred by your spiritual director.

You might choose to seek spiritual direction for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Identifying and trusting your own experience of God;
  • Integrating spirituality into your daily life;
  • Discerning and making difficult life decisions;
  • Sharing struggles, losses or disappointments - and celebrations;
  • Finding encourgement and affirmation;
  • Growing in relationship with God, self, others, and creation

The Third Chair

You are a spiritual director.

I sit in my chair

you in yours.

I have come to see you

with a longing

that mystifies me.

You draw my attention

to the third chair

in the room:

You invite me to see

with the eye of my heart

the Source

of my longing:

the Eternal, invisible, loving, guiding,

challenging insistent

Mystery

in the third chair.

 JENNIFER (JINKS) HOFFMAN

What to Expect in Spiritual Direction with Mary

If you are interested in pursuing spiritual direction with Mary, you can contact her at [email protected]

Mary will invite you to meet for 4 sessions to determine whether you would like to continue the journey together in this special relationship. It is very important that you feel comfortable with the spiritual director you choose, and Mary wants your spiritual path to be one that helps you grow in your relationship with God.