Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start.
Spiritual direction is a process of deep listening with a spiritual companion as you attempt to deepen your relationship with the divine and grow in your own personal spirituality. In trusting companionship with a spiritual director, it offers a gentle process of deep inner-wisdom over time that helps you recognize the grace given to you in everyday life.
Who is it for?
Spiritual direction can be the next step on your journey if you long to find meaning in your spiritual life, discover your inner-self, and grow closer to God and to others. It is different than psychological counseling in that it is concerned with hearing and responding to God.
Spiritual direction sessions provide an opportunity to hear how God is moving you toward growth, and how you can begin to practice a more contemplative spirituality that brings God closer to you in your daily life.
What is a spiritual direction session like?
Spiritual direction sessions typically occur one time per month for an hour and can be ongoing for as long as you and your spiritual director wish to continue.
The spiritual director provides a safe place for you to explore spiritual questions. You are encouraged to share stories of your encounters of the divine, or how you may be experiencing spiritual issues. The director listens carefully and asks questions to assist you in your process of reflection and spiritual growth, and helps you discover what God might be saying through you.
How do I begin?
It is important to find the right companion on your journey, and at Tau Center we have a small group of Spiritual Directors available to you. We encourage you to contact them directly regarding your interests and their availability. Fees are determined individually by each spiritual director and should be negotiated with them directly.
We also offer Guided Retreats at Tau Center which provide a reserved space and time for you to work directly with a spiritual director on staff at Tau Center or your own personal director on a day specifically designed for you.
If you have any questions on how to begin with spiritual direction or Guided Retreats, please contact Tau Center at 630-909-6805.
We need someone who encourages us when we are tempted to give it all up, to forget it all, to just walk away in despair… We need someone who can suggest to us when to read and when to be silent, which words to reflect upon and what to do when silence creates much fear and little peace.– Henri Nouwen
Looking for a spiritual companion on retreat?
At Tau Center, we offer Directed Retreats where you have time not only for solitary activities and contemplation, but also are given time to meet with a Spiritual Director