Ignatian Spiritual Direction Initiative
What Is Ignatian Spiritual Direction?

In their book The Practice of Spiritual Direction, William A. Barry, SJ, and William J. Connolly, SJ, define spiritual direction as “help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship” (William A. Barry and William J. Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction, San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1982). 

While spiritual direction is found in most religious traditions, Ignatian spiritual direction is distinctly rooted in Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.

The website Ignatianspirituality.com offers a comprehensive discussion of Ignatian spiritual direction. For more information, click here




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