Spiritual Direction

Please click here for a video introduction to 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, nonjudgmental listening to another in a safe setting where what is shared is held with reverence and confidentiality.

A trained spiritual director will listen intently and patiently 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, nonjudgmental 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 $55 to $75 per hour and can be discussed at your first appointment. If the amount 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.



At the Franciscan Spirituality Center, we invite you to pay an amount for spiritual direction that seems appropriate to you and your circumstances.  

Our costs for an hour of spiritual direction are approximately $55. You are welcome to pay this amount. 

If an amount of $55 or more would be challenging, we invite you to pay an amount appropriate to your circumstances. Our generous donors want everyone to have access to spiritual direction regardless of ability to pay.

If you would like to support our work so we can make this resource available to individuals with limited means, we invite you to consider an amount up to $75 per session.

If meeting in person, you are welcome to pay at our front desk before your session. If you are meeting with your spiritual director virtually, you can pay with a card over the phone by calling 608-791-5295; or you can mail a check to:

Franciscan Spirituality Center
920 Market St.
La Crosse, WI 54601