Spiritual Direction

Sister Karen Joseph provides Spiritual Direction.

The goal of spiritual direction is to deepen one’s relationship with God by learning to recognize divine grace in all aspects of one’s life. Through monthly conversations, listening, and asking questions, a spiritual director serves as a guide and companion on the journey of seeking God. Because sessions focus on the faith journey, spiritual direction is not a substitute for psychotherapy. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of the spiritual directors, please call Anita Aders at 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or 800-880-2777, ext. 2915. You can also e-mail Anita to arrange an appointment.

Spiritual Directors

Sister Mary Claude Croteau, OSB, is a spiritual director with an emphasis on 12-step spirituality. She is a certified alcoholism counselor and retired teacher. 

 

Sister Betty Drewes, OSB, is director of ongoing formation and a member of the leadership team. Her background includes many years in education, pastoral ministry, counseling, and spiritual direction.

 

Sister Kathryn Huber, OSB, is a trained spiritual director. She has a master’s degree in pastoral studies with a concentration in spirituality, and has served in community leadership for many years.

 

Sister Karen Joseph, OSB, is assistant director of the Sisters of St. Benedict Spirituality Ministry, and a retreat and workshop presenter. She has served in community leadership roles and in spiritual direction for many years.

 

Sister Joella Kidwell, OSB, is trained in spirituality, spiritual direction, and discernment. She has served in vocation work and in community leadership roles, and is currently president of the Federation of St. Gertrude.

 

Sister Mary Clare Scheessele, OSB, is a spiritual director with many years of experience. She is a retired teacher and administrator.

 

Sister Maria Tasto, OSB, is director of the Sisters of St. Benedict Spirituality Ministry and a trained spiritual director. She gives retreats and workshops on topics such as the spiritual journey, discernment, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, and personal journaling.

 

Sister Rose Wildeman, OSB, is director of postulants and novices and a liturgy assistant at the Ferdinand monastery, and is a trained spiritual director.

 

Sister Jane Will, OSB, subprioress for the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a spiritual director, and is trained in religious formation and education.