In their approach to spiritual direction, the friars use their experience of community and private prayer. They draw on their training and education.
But most of all, they follow St. Francis of Assisi’s example in leading people to Jesus. In the Word of God made flesh, in Jesus Himself, people can find solace, peace, and love. St. Francis and the first Franciscans committed themselves to “Gospel living” by first reading and studying the Gospels, then meditating on them, and finally attempting to put them into practice through their every action.
The focus on the Word of God continues with friars today. This focus on the Gospel seeps into their lives as Franciscans, helping them lead others toward God. And the spiritual direction is so important that each of the friars seeks it for himself.
The road is not easy for any of us. The Friars understand that each of you has specific challenges in your life, that there are hurdles and pitfalls on your path. While our problems may be different, we believe the answers can be found in one place: the overpowering love of God, shown explicitly by Jesus throughout his time on earth and especially on the Cross. That love can overwhelm our cares and problems if we open ourselves to it in prayer.
The friars are eager to help you find that love in your life.
There are many ways spiritual direction can ultimately take shape. Please tell us a little about yourself to get started, and we will see how we can help in your spiritual journey.
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