Individual Spiritual Direction

Individual spiritual direction involves meeting privately with your director as a way of becoming more aware of God’s presence in your life. 

It is not...psychotherapy or counseling which seek to reduce symptoms and resolve problems.  

It is...a prayerful conversation with a compassionate listener.  Directors are trained in deep listening and prayer.  They will hear what you share and, without judgement, ask questions that help you grow in awareness.

Some directees come for a few sessions to sort out particular issues, some come for many years as a way of staying true to their spiritual path.  Directees often feel more alive, more attuned to their own responses and experiences, and more able to savor the joy of living.  

Spiritual Direction is available in several different formats including:
  • Meet individually with a Spiritual Director each month during scheduled sessions, usually last 45 minutes to an hour. This is Individual Spiritual Direction.
  • Others take a retreat from their regular schedules to truly focus on their interior lives. They meet with their Spiritual Director daily and use the offerings at Transformations to enhance the retreat experience.



"I wanted to tell you how much your Spiritual Direction has helped me.  Your kind and caring manner makes me feel you truly care about my life.  Your non-judgmental manner, and your warmth make it easy to really discuss my experience with you!"

Meet our Spiritual Directors

Our trained spiritual directors have a masters or doctoral degree and a certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Spiritual Directors



Bernadette Dean, CSJ


Betsy Meagher, CSJ


Elizabeth Tompkins


Georgianna Simon, CSJ


Gertrude Maurer, CSJ


Jim Majka


Laura Smith, CSJ


Michele Gossman