Spiritual Direction Resources

Spiritual Direction Resources

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is a practice of discerning God’s movement in a person’s life through prayer and holy listening.

The elements of holy listening are:

  • Time
  • Patience
  • Attention, to the person and to the Holy Spirit
  • Grounding in Scripture

Profile of a Spiritual Director

The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh maintains a list of spiritual directors and discipleship mentors for the use of the diocese. The following is expected of anyone on the list:

Spiritual Maturity
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity in their life and relationships
  • Known to be a person of prayer
  • Worshipping regularly in a church community
  • Recognized by their community as a person of integrity and spiritual wisdom
Demonstrated Aptitude / Skill
  • Able to articulate what approach / model of spiritual direction they use
  • Known to be a good listener
  • Training may be formal or informal. A long apprenticeship may serve equally well as a formal program
  • Has a written statement they give to directees and the diocese describing who they are, their background, and their approach to spiritual direction
  • Provides the diocese with a current phone number, address, email address and lets us know when it changes


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