In general, the meetings occur monthly and is considered an ongoing process in the work of being turned by and our turning to God. There are many approaches to spiritual direction, and as Benedictines we would approach spiritual direction as we do all aspects of our life: in the context of the essential wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict. Anchored in the ancient practice of what Lectio Divina, or holy reading, we expand this to include Lectio of Life, that is, seeing all that happens with and to us and around us as capable of revealing God’s presence and involvement in our lives. Anchored in the stability of an ongoing relationship, and attentive to our growth in seeing the presence of Christ in all around us, the work aims to help us come to a deeper knowledge of ourselves and others and God. This contributes to our ongoing transformation and growth in the Spirit. We welcome anyone who would like to explore the process of spiritual direction and see if it is something that might enrich their lives.
Although we do see some individuals for no charge, we do ask for a donation since this is one of the primary ways in which the monks support themselves at Incarnation Monastery.