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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is appropriate for anyone seeking to go deeper in their relationship with God.  Each person's faith journey is unique and people of any (or no) religious denomination can benefit.   

Through prayer, reflective listening and gentle companioning, Janene helps you recognize God’s presence within and around you, enabling you to more clearly discern God’s call to live out your faith in the context of everyday life.   

The call to seek spiritual direction is initiated by God.  We need only be attentive to the still, small voice within us to hear it.  The call comes sometimes as a yearning to know God better or to understand our purpose.  Sometimes it focuses on discerning God’s will for us at certain critical periods in our life.  At times it may be a vague feeling of emptiness within us or a desire for inner peace. 

Spiritual Exercises

Some may feel called to a deeper experience of God through the Spiritual Exercises, a series of meditations, prayers, considerations and contemplative practices created by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help us grow in faith, hope, and love.  Rooted in Scripture, these Exercises may be made in the course of daily life for a period of several months.  The Exercises generally begin in September and end in approximately May in order to align with the liturgical year, but may be undertaken at any time.  A commitment of an hour of daily prayer and weekly meetings with a director are important to realize the full benefits of the Exercises. Through the Exercises one comes to know themselves and God more fully and become more free.  

Testimonial from a recent Spiritul Exercises retreatant:

“Participating in the Ignatian Spiritual exercises with Janene provided gifts delivered in a manner in which I could fully receive them, healings I didn’t even know I needed, and understanding of foundational truths that have forever altered my relationship with God and others.  I am forever grateful I chose to say yes to taking this leap of faith which landed in God’s strong, loving and trustworthy arms.” LM

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