Spiritual Direction

Saint Joseph Spiritual Ministries

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Request for Spiritual Direction

Call for an individual appointment in Brighton, MA
For more details & to apply e-mail joanne.fantini@csjboston.org or call 617-746-2193

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

Spiritual Direction can mean different things to different people. Our description would describe it as a meeting between a competent guide, who has been trained in the art of spiritual direction, and a directee who is eager to grow in his/her relationship with God, prayer and discernment. The director listens to the directee’s life story, daily experiences and prayer. The focus of this spiritual direction is the directee’s relationship with and experience of God. The directee is helped to notice, reverence and pay attention to God’s personal communication to him/her, to engage in this communication and to grow in intimacy with God. The directee is encouraged to integrate one’s spirituality, faith, work, relationships and prayer.

The frequency of sessions is established through dialog between the director and directee. A person may meet 4-6 times a year, monthly, every two weeks or weekly. Usually there is a stipend or financial scale suggested by the individual director.

WHAT DOES A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR DO?

The privilege and responsibility of a spiritual director is to journey with you as the above desires are fulfilled.  Contemplative listening and discernment are core essentials of what a spiritual director does. Confidentiality is a priority. People of all ages and faith denominations are most welcome. 

SEEKING A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Spiritual direction is offered by many Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates in various geographic areas.  The primary site is 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135.  St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries is also able to suggest other trained spiritual directors who may minister closer to where you work or live.