Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction: A Friend to help guide you to on the Path of Holiness

St. Teresa of Avila, doctor of the Church and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites, wrote extensively on the interior life and the journey of the Soul in the life of Sanctification – the flourishing of the Soul in the life of God’s grace. As Catholics we rely on a rich spiritual tradition to help us along that path. The Carmelite Tradition has many doctors of the Church, including St Teresa, and their teachings are very valuable for those making the journey to union with God. When making this journey, a guide helps us walk along that path, avoid pitfalls, accompanies us, supports us and helps us flourish in the Spiritual life.

“A Spiritual director who intimately knows and loves Christ can help the directee to achieve that same love and intimacy” Pope Benedict XVI

How to get Spiritual Direction as a young adult with Encounter

  1. Join a Living Flame Group
  2. Speak to the lead Friar of your living flame group about it

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