A Church which is built on Holiness
Our Vision is that every member of our Diocese accepts as a priority in their life the call to be more closely united to Christ and to become more like him. (Put out into the Deep page 4)
What is spiritual direction?
“Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery of God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment.” James Keegan SJ
Spiritual direction offers us the opportunity to become more attentive to what God is doing in our lives and how we can respond to His presence. St Ignatius of Loyola puts before us the following questions which are an integral part of our growth in holiness:
What have I done for Christ?
What am I doing for Christ?
What shall I do for Christ?
A week of accompanied prayer in a parish is an opportunity to experience personal accompaniment by a companion who has training and experience in spiritual direction. It is a ‘retreat’ experience in the midst of daily life.
Other methods for deepening prayer through meditation, art, music, annual diocesan days on spirituality, in addition to retreat days for various groups are offered by the diocesan Department for Adult Rel. Education & Formation for Ministry.
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