Spiritual Direction: The Art of Inner Listening

Spiritual direction is an ancient practice that has been a part of the Christian tradition since the third and fourth centuries when people sought guidance and wisdom from the mystics we now call the Desert Fathers and Mothers. ┬áThe primary purpose of spiritual direction is to help persons become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives. To help them begin to see God’s action in the here and now and then to help them see how their lives are a response to that initiative.

Find Your Bearings

Susan Daughtry, Missioner for Formation at the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, describes spiritual direction this way: “Spiritual direction creates space in your life in which you can listen to the long conversation God is having with you, in the company of a trusted guide.” Watch the video below to hear more.

Find a Spiritual Director

Spiritual Direction is offered by spiritual directors in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.

View the list of Episcopal spiritual directors