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Spiritual Direction


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"Our only desire and our one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening his life in me."

-St Ignatius Loyola, in his Spiritual Exercises,
as paraphrased by David Fleming, SJ


A person can seek spiritual direction when he or she desires to pay better attention to the ways in which God is deepening his life in the person, and is inviting the person into deeper friendship. This ongoing conversation with another (perhaps more experienced) believer assumes that God is a self-communicating God, who can reveal self to the person through prayer, sacraments, scripture, creation, solitude, human relationships or one's own experience.

Spiritual direction is available at the Center (or referrals can be made to directors on campus or in the area) for Boston College faculty, administrators and staff. For more information, contact the Center.