Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is the process of sharing one's sacred stories with a trained, compassionate listener. It can be helpful to anyone seeking spiritual growth, healing or a deeper connection with God and others. It is a time-honored practice of compassionate, non-judgmental listening to another in a safe setting where what is shared is held with reverence and confidentiality.

A trained spiritual director will listen intently, patiently and confidentially as you share your sacred stories. Your spiritual director will journey with you as you navigate through life's complexities and transitions, and be a trusted guide as you discover your inner wisdom. Spiritual directors do not offer counseling, advice or problem solving. Rather, they accompany you as you explore your own spiritual path. 

Why Spiritual Direction?

Do you need a compassionate, non-judging listener?
Do you long to grow spiritually and communicate with God?
Have you experienced challenges in life such as grief, loss or significant changes?
Do you seek self-acceptance, meaning and wholeness?

Suggested fees range from $40 to $60 per hour and can be discussed at your first appointment. If the donation is beyond your means, please request a scholarship. No one will be turned away because of the inability to pay.

Spiritual Directors at the Franciscan Spirituality Center

The Franciscan Spirituality Center has four spiritual directors on staff who have decades of formal training and experience in spiritual direction. Arrange your first appointment with a spiritual director by calling the Franciscan Spirituality Center at 608-791-5295.

Click here to meet our spiritual directors.