What Is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is a centuries-old practice that has a rich history in the church, especially in Ignatian spirituality. For sounding so mysterious, it's really quite simple. Spiritual direction is taking time (usually an hour once a month) to meet with a trained spiritual director who simply listens to you and to what God might have to say. As they listen, spiritual directors may ask questions to help you think more deeply, point out patterns and connections, or simply sit with you as you listen for God's input. Spiritual direction is not advice-giving, but through your conversation, it's likely that you may find clarity or direction for a current issue in your life. This is why many seek spiritual direction during times of transition, when in need of discernment, or when they want to focus on spiritual growth.

If you are interested in learning more about spiritual direction and whether it's right for you, we encourage you to check out our recommended spiritual directors below.

If you'd like something that's closer to Spiritual Coaching, you can meet with Amy Jackson, founder and director of The Perch, for a Soul Care Session. These are available either as a one-time meeting or as a monthly meeting.

Spiritual Directors We Recommend