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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction helps us listen contemplatively to God’s movement in our lives.

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is a formal one-on-one relationship between a Spiritual director and a person that provides one an opportunity to  pay attention and respond to God’s communication

  • to grow in intimacy with God, 
  • to discern the work of the Lord in your life, and
  • to experience the blessings of this relationship with God.

How does it work?

One usually meets with their spiritual director once a month for about 45 minutes to an hour. Each month the appointment is scheduled for the next month. As with all professionals, the courtsey of 24 hour notice is required for rescheduling or cancellation. 

What is required?

Bellarmine refers Spiritual Directors trained in the Ignatian tradition of  and highly recommends that one seeking direction has made at least one silent weekend retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises prior to beginning spiritual direction.

What does it cost?

For working with a professional spiritual director, there is stipend requested.
For working with a qualified intern under the supervision of a professional director, there is no fee.  

How do I get started?

For more information, please call the office at 847-381-1261.

If your need requires immediate emergency attention, please contact the Archdiocese of Chicago at 312-534-8200.