Finding Spiritual Direction: How to Find Your Way in a Chaotic World
Date: November 2012
Duration: 4 hours 48 minutes
Taught by one the world’s leading Ignatian spirituality experts, this course is a must-have for any Christian giving or finding spiritual direction.
Available as a twelve-part course, Finding Spiritual Direction was carefully crafted to help you navigate the rich currents among Christians seeking, giving, or getting spiritual direction. Drawing on fifty years of experience, engaging spirituality leader Rev. Tetlow, S. J., explores spiritual direction in its most basic reality: the personal relationship of two disciples guided by the Holy Spirit. You will explore the hopes and aims that bring seekers to direction. In doing so, you will discover a firm direction in Christian living, which will help you more fully live out baptismal holiness in your call or vocation.
Whether you are seeking to deepen your religious faith, learn more effective methods of prayer, or find a companion on your path to the Lord, you will gain invaluable insights. Rev. Tetlow describes the lectio divina and how to use consideration, meditation, and contemplation in prayer. He also describes methods of direction in the great spiritual traditions like Carmelite, Franciscan, and Ignatian.
You will discover five roles in spiritual direction: friend, companion, guide, director in a strict sense, and formator. Rev. Tetlow presents a synthesis of the best practices in listening, and throughout the course, he gives you necessary tools to interpret scripture and apply the wisdom of great spiritual writers to your life.