Spiritual Direction / Consultation
Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship, with monthly sessions (or less frequent, in some cases) that enable deepening sensitivity to how the Spirit is working in your life. Ideally, these sessions take place face-to-face, but doing them via phone, Skype, Facetime or other interactive means also works well. The spiritual director listens deeply and prayerfully to your sharing, attentive to signs of the Spirit's influence and guidance, offering feedback and, occasionally, suggestions. Topics for a session can be anything you would like to process, but the general focus will always come back to your growth in the Spirit. Spiritual direction is not psychological counseling and is not meant to take the place of a healing therapy that might be helpful to you. Therapy and spiritual direction can be concurrent.
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Philip St. Romain, M.S., D. Min. has been ministering as a spiritual director for over 25 years, and is also a teacher in spiritual director formation programs. He is the author of 20 books and numerous articles on prayer and spirituality, all of which are available through this web site. Married and the father of three grown children, Philip has a deep understanding of lay spirituality, and the struggles that lay people undergo in trying to live a spiritual life.
Currently, Philip is contracting with Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, KS, which is a Catholic retreat and conference center. Heartland Center requests $45 per session. Scholarship arrangements are possible for those who cannot pay the full rate.
Philip is not accepting new directees at this time, but will consider short-term consultation requests. If you'd like to submit the form anyway, you will be put on a waiting list and contacted when an opening arises.
Filling out this form does not obligate you to any fee or appointment. You will receive a response within a day or so.