Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Adult Faith Formation Course Description

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803 Spiritual Direction

(English)

Spiritual direction, sometimes referred to as spiritual companioning, is the process whereby a
person having deepened his own prayer life and trained in the art of Spiritual Direction,
accompanies another as they seek to deepen and clarify their walk with God. It includes tapping
into the heart mind and body of the seeker. It involves all types and forms of prayer but centers
especially on the practices of the contemplatives. Each session is focused on the seekers life
experience, his/her spiritual growth, the growth of his/her prayer life, and the integration of these
into his/her everyday life. The director helps the seeker to see and to savor God’s presence in
his/her life. The direction is confidential but should not be looked on as a form of counseling or
therapy.
Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of seeking spiritual direction in one’s life
  • Deepen and grow in one’s spiritual life
  • Deepen prayer life with a goal of integrating these techniques into your everyday life
  • Integrate and encompass mind /body/and soul in your search for a deeper spirituality
  • Understand the training and techniques of a spiritual director