Sunday, February 28, 2010
One of the greatest gifts to come from my faith journey in recent years is the gift of a spiritual director.
I'm blessed with the experience of two over the past two years in deacon formation. Sadly, my first spiritual director moved out of state ending a spiritually helpful relationship early on in my path toward the diaconate. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit guided me to the second spiritual director who is a tremendous guide to finding God at work in my life.
This recent PBS story on Spiritual Directors looks into the world of spiritual direction and shows the universality of spiritual journeys. One of the main subjects of the story is a well-known local spiritual director Sister Joyce Cox. Sister Joyce is our educator on spiritual formation and prayer in the deacon formation program and a fitting subject for the story. She regularly hosts retreats on prayer at the Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way.