The Crosiers are excited to be part of Spiritual Direction Rising, a new collaborative effort in Phoenix focused on nurturing spiritual direction in the Catholic tradition. Be sure to visit the website for more information, www.spiritualdirectionaz.org.
What is Spiritual Direction?
This is a commonly asked question! Quite simply, it is an interpersonal relationship between a trained spiritual director and one who seeks to learn how to grow, live and love in the spiritual life. The Crosiers have a rich and distinctive spiritual heritage centered in the triumphant Cross of Christ that we seek to share with others. We help people see how God is at work in their lives and how to respond anew in discipleship.
People seek out Crosiers, trained in this ministry, in order to enhance their relationship with God and those they live with and/or encounter in life. Through one-on-one spiritual direction, we desire to offer a non-judgmental listening presence as well as practices and disciplines that have shaped our lives in the Cross.
Opportunities for spiritual direction are available in English or Spanish for all persons, Catholic or otherwise, who are seeking a deeper relationship with God. The conversations generally occur once a month and may be up to an hour in length. Spiritual direction sessions are offered at Crosier Village by experienced Crosiers or lay spiritual directors trained by the Crosiers. Compensation for spiritual direction is on a sliding scale.
Crosier Village is also home to la Escuela de Santa Escucha Cruzada (ESEC) or the Crosier School of Holy Listening. This is a two-year program, conducted in Spanish, for training lay Latino spiritual directors. It has received full support from Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
La Villa de los Cruzados ofrece oportunidades para dirección espiritual personal en inglés or español para todas las personas, católicas o de otras religiones, que buscan una relación más profunda con Dios. La dirección espiritual es una conversación que normalmente ocurre una vez al mes y dura hasta una hora. Las citas se ofrecen en la Villa por Cruzados con experiencia o directores espirituales laicos entrendados por los Cruzados.
La Villa es el hogar de la Escuela de Santa Eschuca Cruzada (ESEC), una programa de dos años en español para la formación de directores espiritales laicos latinos, que gozan de la aprobación y el apoyo del Obispo Tomas Olmsted.
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We invite and welcome you to contact us for spiritual direction! Please email us here. Les damos la bienvenida e invitamos a que nos contacten si desean recibir dirección espiritual. Por favor envíenos un correo electrónico aquí.
The Crosiers in Onamia offer spiritual guidance and direction through pastoral care in parish settings and for those who seek us out at the Crosier filial priory to provide spiritual mentoring in their faith journeys. We hold a strong value in embracing the movement of the Spirit that animates and impels us in our vocation as consecrated religious in the Church. Each of us is encouraged and expected to have a spiritual director as well.
Engaging in the practice of spiritual direction ourselves, and offering it as part of our ministry, is essential for living a Christian spiritual life. Each of us needs to shape and direct the movement within us that urges us forward. As Catholics, we name it as the Holy Spirit of God.
What we name as spirituality is the shape and direction and the disciplines and spiritual practices that integrate and mature this internal drive toward God. It centers on the belief in God, revealed to us in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you have questions about spiritual direction or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us in Onamia at 320-676-3281.