... is a contemplative practice of exploring a deeper relationship with spirituality.
It is to retreat from the business of life, to a safe and inviting environment, and to become still.
In that stillness, you are invited to pay attention,
and to notice things from ordinary life that busy schedules and demands often drown out.
Ordinary things from day to day experiences.
Things such as a particular joy, a held sorrow,
an unnamed gnawing, your heart's longings,
your desire to encounter God.
Spiritual practices help you learn to become
mindful and aware
of what God is already doing in your life
and to delight in it.
Spiritual Direction is not Counselling.
Rather, it is skilled Spiritual Companionship
which leads you in attentive listening
and spiritual practices.
It is a time honoured tradition
dating back to the Hebrew Scriptures.
We are trying to hear more clearly the whisper of God in the gentle breezes of life.
~ Joan Chittister, OSB ~