Discovering the Divine: Your Guide for Spiritual Direction

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Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Associate Director of Spiritual Formation, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
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Where do you begin when seeking spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction is one of the cornerstones of Catholic spirituality. All of us, laypeople and clergy alike, who seek to deeper our faith, can benefit from the guidance of a spiritual directors. While many resources exist for spiritual directors, there is little help for directees—those seeking guidance. Having the right guide to spiritual direction can help you and your spiritual director ensure this ancient and valuable relationship is as spiritually beneficial as possible.

You will find a comprehensive guide for spiritual direction in this practical, 12-lecture resource for directees. Your presenter, Father Kenneth G. Davis, draws from thirty-five years of experience in spiritual direction to make this unique guide understandable and enjoyable.

You undoubtedly have many questions when seeking spiritual direction. How do you find a spiritual director or choose among them? Which style of direction is best for you? What is expected of you once spiritual direction begins? When tensions develop in the relationship, what do you do?

Fr. Davis thoughtfully answers these questions and more

Where do you begin when seeking spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction is one of the cornerstones of Catholic spirituality. All of us, laypeople and clergy alike, who seek to deeper our faith, can benefit from the guidance of a spiritual directors. While many resources exist for spiritual directors, there is little help for directees—those seeking guidance. Having the right guide to spiritual direction can help you and your spiritual director ensure this ancient and valuable relationship is as spiritually beneficial as possible.

You will find a comprehensive guide for spiritual direction in this practical, 12-lecture resource for directees. Your presenter, Father Kenneth G. Davis, draws from thirty-five years of experience in spiritual direction to make this unique guide understandable and enjoyable.

You undoubtedly have many questions when seeking spiritual direction. How do you find a spiritual director or choose among them? Which style of direction is best for you? What is expected of you once spiritual direction begins? When tensions develop in the relationship, what do you do?

Fr. Davis thoughtfully answers these questions and more. Accompanied by an in-depth guidebook, this program is designed as a hands-on manual for those considering spiritual direction or desiring a more fruitful experience. Moreover, directors will find this program an invaluable resource to use as an orientation for those seeking their guidance. By adopting an informed approach to spiritual direction, you will grow in your experience of seeking the Divine.

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Conventual Franciscan Father Kenneth G. Davis, D.Min., has been a spiritual director for twenty-five years, and he is currently a spiritual director at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana. Fr. Davis received his M.A. from the Interamerican Theologate of Central America in San Jose, Costa Rica, and his doctorate from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Previously, he was an associate professor of pastoral studies and the director of formation for Hispanic ministry at Saint Meinrad School of Theology, an assistant professor at Mundelein Seminary, and founder of the doctoral program at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. He is an award-winning author of over twelve books and fifty articles, and his extensive pastoral work includes training and producing materials for the International Office of RENEW. The first non-Hispanic white to serve as the president of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic ministry, he was the founding director of a pilot program for Hispanic ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Among his awards is first place at the 2009 International Latino Book Award for best religious book (Misa, Mesa, Musa Volume 2, World Library Publications).

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