Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spiritual Director

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.

We are all on a spiritual journey. It took me many years to understand the quiet whisper that existed in my heart was the voice of God. Having someone to walk with us and help us to more clearly hear the whisper is the role of a spiritual director.

It doesn't matter what your faith, if you find the right spiritual director for you, the whisper can turn into a loud and clear voice.


The Palisades
Archdiocesan Retreat &
Faith Formation Center
Archdiocese of Seattle

4700 SW Dash Point Road #100
Federal Way, WA 98023
(800) 330-7622 - Toll Free

Spiritual Formation Director: Sr. Joyce Cox, BVM

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