What is a Spiritual Director?
A spiritual director is an individual, ordained or lay, who has discerned for themselves, or has been encouraged by godly friends to agree, that they have a ministry of holy listening and empathy. The joy and purpose of a spiritual director is to enable another person to discern God at work in their lives, and to hear His call and direction. The spiritual director does not lead or decide for another, but accompanies that person prayerfully.
Spiritual directors are people of prayer and integrity, who are self-aware and are particularly conscious of their own frailty and need of God. They will be aware of the riches of spiritual wisdom to be found in scripture and in our Christian heritage. Their love for God and their experience of the love of God will enhance their care for others and enrich their listening and their empathy.