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Spiritual Direction: Responding to God’s Invitation to Intimacy

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Rev. Robert Ray, M.Div. explores the basic elements of effective spiritual direction and offers strategies for engaging in a fruitful spiritual direction relationship.

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Overview

Taking time for regular spiritual direction can seem like a luxury in the busy lives of men and women ministering in the Church. The reality is that it is an essential part of healthy ministry. Rev. Robert Ray, M.Div. explores the basic elements of effective spiritual direction and offers strategies for engaging in a fruitful spiritual direction relationship.

Fr. Ray offers a holistic approach to spiritual direction and contemplative living, exploring how it fits into the larger picture of growth and maturity as a minister and as a person. Participants will leave with a renewed appreciation of God’s personal invitation to grow in intimacy with Him.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the basic meaning and elements of spiritual direction;
  2. Discover ways to creatively engage resistance to spiritual direction; and
  3. Identify strategies for engaging effectively in a spiritual direction relationship.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, religious, diocesan lay ministers, parish staff, seminarians, and those involved in vocations, formation, and personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

  1. How do I give myself permission to make time for regular spiritual direction?
  2. How can we work to overcome cultural and societal obstacles to contemplative living?
  3. What is the practical reality of fitting regular spiritual direction into an already busy schedule?