Spiritual Direction, sometimes known as spiritual companionship, is an on-going relationship between a spiritual director and a “directee” (person seeking direction) that aims at helping the directee become more aware of God’s presence in their lives and in in their prayer. The role of the director is to listen, question, suggest and support the directee; most importantly, the director functions to facilitate the encounter between the directee and God. Generally, a directee meets monthly with a spiritual director, although there may be times when more frequent sessions are desirable. (You can find a fuller description of what to expect in Spiritual Direction here.)
The Office of Spirituality can assist those seeking spiritual direction in finding qualified spiritual directors at St. Thomas and from the local community. We have trained lay spiritual directors and priests on staff who are available to meet with students both on an ongoing basis and to deal with particular issues that may arise.