How We Serve

Spiritual Direction


Sister Karen Joseph provides Spiritual Direction.

Spiritual direction is companioning someone in her or his spiritual life. A spiritual director listens to a person’s life story and is attentive with the directee to God’s call and presence as it unfolds in the ordinary events of life. Through monthly conversations, the goal is to deepen one’s relationship with God by learning to recognize divine grace in all aspects of one’s life.

Other ways of describing spiritual direction include holy listening, spiritual friendship, sacred journeying. It is the art of listening with an ear for the movement of the Holy, or the Divine, in the context of a trusting relationship. Because sessions focus on the faith journey, spiritual direction is not a substitute for psychotherapy or counseling.

The standard fee for spiritual direction, which is available at the monastery, or other locations, is usually between $45 – $60 per session, negotiable according to need and arranged with the director. No one will be deprived of spiritual direction for financial reasons.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 812-367-1411 or contact one of our spiritual directors.