Request for Spiritual Direction
The Ignatian Spiritual Life Center has been working with professional spiritual directors for many years. If you are interested in receiving direction from a qualified professional, please fill out the form below. Within a week, you will receive a telephone call from Natalie Terry, the Director of the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center. She will speak with you about options and offer you a referral. You will then follow up directly with the spiritual director and learn about hourly fees and available meeting times.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual directors are not therapists, psychologists or psychiatrists. A spiritual director is a companion in the Lord who has been professionally trained to help you be attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life. Because God works so quietly and because the world is so loud, it can be easy to miss the specific ways God is extending love and companionship in your daily life. Time with a spiritual director provides you the space to notice, reflect upon and savor how God works in your everyday life and in the world around you.
William A. Barry, SJ and William J. Connolly SJ explain spiritual direction as“help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of this relationship” (from The Practice of Spiritual Direction).
If you haven't had spiritual direction, we encourage you to try it. It can have a far-reaching and long-lasting impact on your faith life, greatly deepening your relationship with God.
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Ignatian Spiritual Life Center
A Ministry of St. Agnes Parish
1611 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
A ministry of St. Agnes Parish in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center has a three council structure that discerns the programming we need to live an Ignatian life of devotion and service. Our areas of focus are Church Justice, Global Justice and Spiritual Life. Each council offers programming aimed at mobilizing the larger community to love the world the way God intends. Programming includes adult education and faith formation, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, spiritual direction, opportunities for prayer and retreat, and an ongoing commitment to dialogue and service in our Church and world.