A spiritual director is a trained professional who helps you identify how God is moving in your life. God desires a personal and intimate relationship with each one of us, and has very specific ways of communicating with us. Spiritual direction creates the space to sort through the content of our lives so that we might continue to learn how God is speaking to us (and through us), and how we might respond to God's loving initiative. The directee and director work together to recognize and celebrate the movements of God in the directee's life with the hope being drawn ever-closer into the heart of the One who has loved us into being.
The first introductory meeting is an assessment and free of charge. My goal in this first meeting is to get a sense of where you are in your spiritual journey and assess whether I think I can help you on your path. You also have the opportunity to learn about me and see if you would enjoy working with me.
I offer a sliding scale. The minimum fee is $50 per session (60 minutes). If you make more than $50 per hour, pay is one hour of your hourly wage. Note: No one is turned away due to lack of funds. If you cannot meet the minimum payment, please email me at email@example.com.
"From my first session with Anne, I knew that working with her was going to revitalize my spiritual life. Anne was able to identify patterns in my prayer life that helped my prayer become richer and more fruitful almost immediately! As a lifelong Catholic, working with Anne was an important part of me discerning how I am being called both to love my Church and challenge her to grow. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her!" -- Mary
"Fr. Anne, like all the best spiritual directors, knows that spiritual direction starts with listening. She listens deeply to what is going on in my prayer and in my heart, and I always feel known and heard when we meet. On many occasions Fr. Anne has been able to reflect back to me what I said and made me realize movements in my relationship with God that I didn't fully realize myself. She asks questions that help me further explore my spiritual life. Whether it be practical suggestions for prayer and ritual or questions that illuminate what my spirit is really saying, Fr. Anne guides me with compassion and grace. As a queer woman discerning ministry, spiritual direction with Fr. Anne has been a safe place where I am fully embraced for who I am and can freely explore the work of the Spirit in my life. " - Elaina Jo
"We reached out to Fr. Anne seeking guidance in discerning God’s will for us on a sudden and important decision which we only had a short time to decide. Fr. Anne immediately saw our need and generously gave us three sessions in five days, working within the world’s timeline to help us discern God’s vision. She gave each of us direction in our individual growth with God and then instructed us how to merge that growth as a couple. In the end, we were able to come to a decision that we felt peaceful about. As a longer-term result, we deepened our prayer life as a couple and began learning how to discern together. As we discern other important moments in our life as a couple, we intend to return to her and gain the same fruitful discernment of God’s will in our lives." -- Erin & Josh