Spiritual Direction

What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice of conversation where one person helps another to listen to the presence and action of God in their lives so as to grow in more intimate relationship with God.   The focus is on your unique relationship of God and on how you live out of that relationship and awareness.  As well, spiritual conversation explores the dynamics of those things in your life which draw you closer or further away from God, so as to make choices and decisions in grater freedom and love. In love with God, we find we come to know who we are and to live fully alive in peace, compassion and justice.

When might you seek out a Spiritual Director?
If you feel a deep and sincere desire to experience and practice a more intimate relationship with God, spiritual direction will nourish this desire and help you awaken this desire in all parts of your life.

What happens in Spiritual Direction?
When you come for spiritual direction, you are invited to explore life experiences, your prayer, meditation or contemplative life, your relationship with God, your images of God, and to be present to the things and people you care deeply about. You may also be invited to be attentive to areas in your life that require discernment, an action or a decision. Noticing the presence of God in your life enables you to be freer to respond to God’s invitations to become fully alive.

How do I arrange an appointment?
To arrange a time for spiritual direction, contact Robyn Fitzgerald. Meetings are usually once a month and typically go for no longer than one hour.

For further information about spiritual direction in Australia, visit the Australian Network of Spiritual Direction (ANSD)