Spiritual Direction, sometimes known as spiritual companionship, has a long tradition in the Roman Catholic Church. For centuries, saints, mystics and Doctor’s of the Church have written of the importance of their relationship with their spiritual guides. As in past times, contemporary spiritual direction also involves sharing your spiritual questions, and experiences of God and the Holy with another in the hopes that we will be better attuned to the work of God in our everyday lives. Often we may talk about prayer as the means of conversation and relationship with God.  The spiritual director listens for God’s spirit with you, as together you discern the invitation that God offers in your life at this time. As humans, we all long for deep and conscious meaning in our lives, and for many of us, that longing brings us to a curiosity and desire to know more about God’s presence in our lives. Monthly conversations with a spiritual director can help support your path as you explore more about your images of God, feelings about God and religion, types of prayer practices, and the sacred questions of your life.

If you are interested in Spiritual Direction, please email fabercenter@marquette.edu.