What is Spiritual Direction?
It’s a practice that began in the early years of Christianity (300AD) when people followed the desert mothers and fathers out to the wilderness to ask them how to know God. Over the years, Spiritual Direction has appeared in many faith traditions. It was kept alive in the Christian faith mainly through the Roman Catholic Church, but today the Protestant church is rediscovering it.
When I started looking for training in spiritual direction, the notion of it was not much known in mainstream Christianity. Now, fifteen years later, after a two-year course that prepared me in this ministry and five years of practice, the word Spiritual Direction is used and found almost everywhere. Spiritual Direction creates a safe place where we can be open and real about our own struggles, doubts, and insecurities. SD offers a place to affirm our lives as journeys given graciously by God and in which He is present all along even when we don’t realise it. A place to discover that our lives are not problems to be solved but journeys to be taken.
What I love about offering Spiritual Direction to people is the opportunity to facilitate, through the one-on-one dynamics, self-discovery and integration of faith, healing, and personal transformation.
Get in Touch
To learn more, you can reach out to Manuela at [email protected]
Spiritual Director Coordinator
My name is Manuela, I am 55 years old, and I am originally from Milano, Italy. I’ve been living in Thailand for 23 years and I currently live in Chiang Mai. I have always been curious, I always wanted to know about people and life in general. At the same time I wanted to be known. I reached out to God in need, yet I still had questions, struggles, doubts and, in away, I knew that there had to be more about God. It’s this quest and this wondering that led me, little by little, to Spiritual Direction.