Spiritual Direction


Spiritual Direction provides a companion and guide for the journey of spiritual growth. It is the goal of the Spiritual Director to help a person develop a closer relationship with God and to discern the invitations of the Holy Spirit.

What happens in Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is really not about being “directed.” Rather, it is very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God. In spiritual direction, you reflect deeply on the experiences of your daily life. Gradually, as you contemplate, you may begin to recognize God’s presence and grace in your life. The director is a reverent listener offering questions and guidance as your spiritual journey unfolds. A session may include spoken and/or silent prayer, contemplative exercises, or Scripture reading. (adapted from Spiritual Director’s International)

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality has certified spiritual directors/prayer guides who are available to partner with you on your Spiritual Journey. You may wish to contact one of our certified Associate Spiritual Directors (Click HERE) or call 304-345-0926.

WVIS’ Spiritual Directors offer:

Individual Spiritual Direction in-person or via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime (or other technology)

Ignatian Directed 3-day, 5-day, 8-day Retreats

30-Day Spiritual Exercises

19th Annotation (30-Day Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life)

Prayer Guidance

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Download WVIS Spiritual Direction brochure HERE.

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Click HERE to locate a WVIS Spiritual Director near you or call 304-345-0926

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1601 Virginia Street East, Charleston, West Virginia 25311   304.345.0926 (main)   304.345.8206 (fax)

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