What is Spiritual Direction?

Location: Dolan House room 106


What is spiritual direction? 
The spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola are for those who seek greater inner freedom, deeper inner healing, a spirit of discernment, a thirst for justice and peace and a clearer sense of God's presence and activity in one's life.

"Spiritual Direction is the space to explore the everyday ordinariness for the presence of God and the workings of grace, precisely at those times when nothing seems to be happening"  ~ Eugene Peterson

What can I expect from meeting with a spiritual director? 
No judgment or agenda.  Someone who will listen.  Reverence and respect.  Confidentiality.  Encouragement and hope.  Freedom.  Meaningful connection to yourself, God and others. 

Can I participate in spiritual direction if I am not Catholic?

How often will I meet with a spiritual director?
Every semester the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers a ten-week encounter, during that time, you will meet with a director weekly for about 45 minutes.  If you would like to meet with a director on a monthly basis, that is also available. 


The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University welcomes those seeking to deepen their relationship with God and to enrich their daily lives.  We offer spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition to guide individuals in their journey toward this encounter by "finding God in all things."

For further information, please call contact us at 203-254-4000 ext. 3468 or mcis@Fairfield.edu
Walk-ins are welcomed every Monday and Wednesday from 10am until 12pm. 

Related Web Site : https://www.fairfield.edu/mcis

For more information, contact Colleen Gilbertson / 203-254-4000 ext.3469 / cgilbertson@fairfield.edu