What is Spiritual Accompaniment?
Spiritual accompaniment can help you to reflect on your life’s journey, and to explore a closer relationship with God. To be able to share this journey with a Spiritual Director can help you to see the ‘touches of God’ in the whole of your life, from your ‘rising to your resting’. In the busy world we live in, it is often hard to take time, stand back and reflect on daily happenings; but when we do, our lives can take on a different perspective as we experience ‘life to the full’ that Jesus promised us.
Spiritual Accompaniment is not about being ‘directed’, but it is very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God, who is the unseen presence in this relationship.
Who are Spiritual Directors?
Spiritual Directors are ordinary people coming from all walks of life, from different Christian denominations and maybe lay or ordained. They will all have felt a call to this reflective listening ministry, have received training, and are all experienced listeners.
Find out more information go to the Archdiocese of Southwark Spirituality Commission where you will find information about spiritual accompaniment. To find a Spiritual Director consult our Parish Priest who will help you to find the one best suited to you. It is possible that one day you may like to train to become a Spiritual Director.