Spiritual Direction

A Spiritual Director is a Spiritual Companion for anyone who has a desire to talk to another as they make their way through the holy, and sometimes difficult, times in life. We all can benefit from a companion who listens to us without judgment, expectations, or all the answers.

A Spiritual Companion, with God’s grace, listens with compassion, love and kindness as your sacred story unfolds. All sessions are held in confidence in a safe, comfortable setting where you are never asked or required to talk about anything or anyone you are not comfortable with disclosing.

What happens in Spiritual Direction?

You talk about what’s on your mind, for instance:

  • You have lost the feeling that God is present & it is difficult to pray
  • What is happening in your life that separates you from God?
  • How is God present or absent in your life?
  • How do you know God’s direction for you in this life?
  • You have a desire to share your spiritual journey with another.

Spiritual Direction sessions are 50 minutes long and are held at Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center. A donation is requested for each session and can be discussed between the companion and the guest.

Pat Julian has been a Spiritual Director for 20 years. In 1990 she attended Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction. After that 2-year program, she started her practice in Phoenix, AZ. In 1998 she completed her Supervision training at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA.

For more information on Spiritual Direction in Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center or to schedule an appointment call (760) 757-3659 x123 or send an email.

Pat Julian