The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “Spiritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ...God calls us all to this intimate union” (#2014). Within the Catholic tradition, spiritual direction has an honored place among the many roads individuals can use to grow in this union.
Spiritual direction is an on-going relationship in which a person desiring to grow closer to their Lord meets regularly with someone trained as a spiritual director who can help them listen to the movements of the Spirit in their lives. The real Spiritual Director is always the Holy Spirit. The human “director” helps the directed discern what it is the Spirit is saying in a prayerful, supportive way.
The person receiving direction needs to accept the responsibility of committing to a personal prayer life and following Christ more completely each day. The Diocese maintains a list of qualified spiritual directors.
Locally, you can contact Joanne Segurson email@example.com (Joanne will be unavailable the month of June)