Spiritual Direction

Joseph and Mary Retreat House

Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, as humble servants of the Lord.  Spiritual Direction is not counseling, therapy or financial advice.  It is offered as a one-on-one or group experience in private sessions with one of our spiritual mentors who have completed extensive formation for the ministry and service of Spiritual Direction.


Spiritual Direction provides help to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personal communication, to grow in intimacy with God, and to live out the relationship with God.  Spiritual Direction can be different things to different people. Some people understand it to be the art of listening carried out in the context of a trusting relationship. It is when one person is trained to be a competent guide who then “companions” another person, listening to that person's life story with an ear for the movement of the Holy, of the Divine.

At the Joseph and Mary Retreat House, Spiritual Direction is the process of helping every believer realize her or his own soul freedom and to help everyone accept the responsibility of developing a relationship to God through Jesus Christ.  We help quiet your soul and break the pattern of daily, non-stop activity and forge a path of stillness.  Our Spiritual Direction helps you become 'self-aware' to stop and listen to know God, to know yourself, and to grow in understanding how you relate to the world. We help turn your spiritual eyes toward God to become more aware of his presence, both in life and in the world around you.  You can learn to bring woundedness to God who continues to heal and transform it, and who enables you to extend his grace to others.  We put you on a path to knowing your true identity learning to recognize false selves and help you step into living your true self as Christ did.  

Spiritual growth and abundant living are not unattainable unless we tend to our relationship with God.  Your connection and relationship with God, along with our Spiritual Direction, helps guide you on a healthy path to living a life full of love and awareness of life and the Holy Spirit.  

Call us today at (847) 566-6060 and we can help organize your session(s) with one of our trained and experienced Spiritual Directors.