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What is spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction is first and foremost a way for you to grow closer to God. Since God communicates with each person uniquely, it often helps to have another person to talk with about how you experience God. Spiritual direction provides an opportunity to notice, reflect, discern, and discover where God is present in the life of each person.

Finding a spiritual director you are comfortable with is a critical part of the discernment process. There are many avenues for spiritual direction In the Diocese of Green Bay. Many of our retreat houses, religious communities, and parishes have spiritual directors who can work with you.

Finding a spiritual director...

Here are some helpful tips for finding a spiritual director:

1. Start at your parish. Speak to your pastor or the leadership of your parish about finding a spiritual director. If you have any questions they will often be able to guide and support you. They may be a spiritual director themselves or can put you in touch with someone who would be appropriate for you.

2. Call the retreat centers in your locality and inquire about spiritual direction. Most of the retreat centers in the Diocese of Green Bay have spiritual directors on site. Find a retreat center near you.

3. Call Julianne Stanz in Parish Evangelization & Discipleship. She is happy to help you find a spiritual director in your area. Julianne can be reached at (920) 272-8270 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Resource | Spiritual Direction Brochure

More information about spiritual direction and the process of finding a spiritual director can be found here...

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