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Receiving the Call for Spiritual Direction

From the Catholic Universe Bulletin

The call came in October 2008. I was on vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains with my husband when  Nancy Erickson, UB editor, called to ask if I’d like to write a piece on spiritual direction for the paper. In passing she dropped the comment that she thought this was “right up my alley.” As I hung up the phone, I remember wondering how Nancy knew this. I didn’t remember having ever shared with her the fact that I’d had a spiritual director for most of the previous 20 years.  But I did think that she was very perceptive…

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My Search for Spiritual Direction

From Pillars, published by The Community of St. Gabriel 

The term spiritual direction is sort of a misnomer, since there’s really no “directing” in spiritual direction, in the sense we normally use the word. No one tells another person what to do. It’s called spiritual direction because it’s an opportunity to learn to see the direction of the spirit of God as it moves through someone’s life.

I’d like to explain a little more about spiritual direction by talking about the role it has played in my own life…

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