Christian spiritual direction supports the belief that God wants a personal relationship with each of us. A spiritual director helps a believer pay attention to God’s communication to him or her, to respond to God, to grow in intimacy with God and to live out the consequences of this relationship.
At St. Theresa’s, spiritual direction is offered by certified spiritual directors who have specialized spiritual training, knowledge of the Catholic tradition and of human development. They adhere to the Guidelines for Ethical Conduct promulgated by Spiritual Directors International. They offer a non-judgmental and confidential presence while recognizing that the Holy Spirit is the true director in Christian spiritual direction.
The spiritual directors at St. Theresa do not personally accept compensation. Directees may make free-will donations to St. Theresa Catholic Church, if they wish.
The focus of a spiritual direction session is your life with God as it is lived out in your experiences. What is reflected upon is your prayer experiences, your images of God, questions about faith, your particular joys, sadness, fears, doubts and desires. Spiritual Directors meet with directees approximately once a month for an hour or so in a space designated for such purposes on the church grounds.
Please note that Spiritual Direction is not counseling, problem solving or advice giving. It is not a prayer session. It is not a quick fix solution to a crisis situation. It is, rather, helping another develop a deeper relationship with God, a relationship that can keep growing deeper to the end of our lives.
If you are in need of professional counseling, we recommend you contact Gratia Plena Counseling, with offices in Stafford, Houston, and Conroe. Gratia Plena offers counseling which is faithful to the teachings, values, and traditions of the Catholic Church.
For more information about Spiritual Direction at St. Theresa Catholic Church, contact:
Lynda Knoche, Coordinator – 281-494-1156, Ext 222