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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

Rev. Dr. Stephen McAllisterRev. Dr. Stephen McAllister has been trained in the Ignatian tradition. He is available for spiritual direction, as well as a guide for people as they undertake Annotation 19 of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (sometimes referred to as The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life).

Stephen holds a Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality from Regis College, the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Ministry (spirituality) from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

What is Spiritual Direction?

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The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about thirty days in solitude and silence. In recent years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises as a program for laypeople. The most common way of going through the Exercises now is a “retreat in daily life,” which involves a month long program of daily prayer and meetings with a spiritual director. The Exercises have also been adapted in many other ways to meet the needs of modern people.

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Slí Eile - Spiritual Exercises from Irish Jesuits.


Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND and Vivian Feintech - spiritual direction.

Wilkie Au, PhD and Rabbi Rami Shapiro, PhD explore spiritual direction.

Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI - spiritual direction explained.

SDI Learns from … Mary Jo Leddy and Kathleen McAlpin, RSM