“The spiritual life is first a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied; it is to be lived.” Thomas Merton
CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Christian spiritual direction may be defined as the help or guidance that a person (directee) seeks and another (director) gives over a period of time in the process of growing in a loving relationship with God. This process unfolds under the continual impulse, inspiration, and action of the Holy Spirit.
Goal of Spiritual Direction
(a) to understand and live out their unique relationship with God who calls and continues to interact with each of us;
(b) to live this relationship as a disciple of Jesus Christ, putting on the mind and heart of Christ;
(c) to know and utilize the means of nurturing and strengthening this relationship, such as methods of prayer, meditation, and asceticism;
(d) to recognize, disarm, and eliminate whatever internal or external forces or sinful attitudes and behavior that diminish or destroy this relationship; and
(e) to experience and live the power and fruits of this relationship by responding to Jesus’ gospel imperative of witness and mission in the Kingdom of God, present in every day life.
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Please contact
Parish Office (626) 573-0427