Sunday, January 11, 2009

Spiritual Directors

Some sources for spiritual direction in Virginia

Benedictine Sisters of Virginia
A Roman Catholic community near Gainesville

Benedictine Pastoral Center
9535 Linton Hall Road.
Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 393-2485

A note from their website:
Spiritual direction is an opportunity to find a path to the power and comfort of a life where your soul is nourished and your inner voice is at ease. Explore obstacles to being at peace with yourself and learn how to build your spiritual plane. Direction is offered with retreat if desired, or individuals may schedule direction – usually one hour a month – by appointment between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Although no cost is set, a donation is appropriate. Individual need regarding the nature and time for direction, as well as a typical range for donation, can be discussed either during the first meeting, or when inquiring about an appointment.

Blue Ridge Ministries
This is an inter-denomination ministry for spiritual formation. Their website is not up to date and does not include contact information. It is a good resource for guided retreats and individual direction. I can get a phone number if you want to contact them.

The Open Door, Msgr. Chester Michael

In 1989, Monsignor Chester Michael, a Roman Catholic priest, founded the Spiritual Direction Institute (SDI), a two-year program designed to teach lay Christians the art of spiritual direction. A list of his graduates is available:

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Spiritual direction is available for the local community through the CRC. Those interested in receiving spiritual direction should contact Kevin Clark at or call him at (540) 432-4217. A form to request spiritual direction is also available in the CRC.

Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill is an ecumenical Christian fellowship and Residential Community in Richmond.

Shalem - In Maryland

Spiritual Directors International

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