St. Vincent Archabbey
This course explores various aspects of the theory and practice of spiritual direction.
Spiritual direction is a relationship that focuses on the one-on-one relationship of the directee with God. Our one-on-one relationship with God began and is seen in original man, in his original solitude with God and is the foundation of every other relationship.
Through the wounds inflicted by sin, historical man struggles to live fully from that relationship. The relationship of vulnerability with a spiritual director or a deeply trusted friend can help us move towards our destiny as eschatological man, when that relationship is fully healed and brought to its ultimate spousal consummation with Christ.
The spiritual director supports the directee in traveling a way of prayer, purification, and illumination until arriving finally at transforming union with God.