Mayslake Ministries

A sacred center for spiritual direction, pastoral counseling and spiritual formation for adult Catholic/Christian men and women.

Founded by the Franciscans in 1991

Spiritual Direction

Seeking spiritual direction is an invitation from Jesus to step out of the boat, and to learn to trust him with each step of life's journey. Mayslake Ministries is a leader in the field of Spiritual Direction, with forty-five certified spiritual directors on staff, each skilled in a wide variety of areas including: grief, addiction, adoption and infertility, elder issues, military, oncology issues, Women’s and Men’s Spirituality. Select a specialty from the drop-down below to find matching spiritual directors.


Sacred Presence Program

This intensive ten-month program provides men and women with the spiritual formation and necessary skills to answer God’s call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction, while earning a professional certificate in Spiritual Direction. The program is staffed by a team of practicing Mayslake Ministries Spiritual Directors and affiliates who for decades, have accompanied spiritual seekers on their journey to grow closer to God.



19th Annotation – The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

This online Ignatian retreat is a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationships with God.

Biblical Institute

The Biblical Institute serves everyone who wants in-depth study of the Bible and prayerful reflection on Scripture within a Catholic faith community.

Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist

Understand 'why' the true Presence is real. Explore the challenges of belief and desire more of Jesus.

Specialized Ministries

Veterans Ministry

A Free Christian retreat program designed to help military men and women come to spiritual healing and reconciliation with God, themselves and with one another.

Parish Mission Speakers

Mayslake Ministries offers gifted speakers to serve the needs of your parish in many areas.

Eucharistic Revival Speakers

In the United States, a three year movement has been started to help all Catholics be healed and formed by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Featured Events

Jill Bates Scholarship Fund

In remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Jill Bates, our esteemed colleague and spiritual director, Mayslake Ministries has established the Jill Bates Scholarship Fund to help assist those seeking to become spiritual directors.

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19th Annotation – The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life - Online Ignatian Retreat

Program is offered on Wednesday’s from 7:00-9:00pm, Oct 5 - May 10.
Tuition: $900.00 payable in three installments.

An eight-month program of prayer practices, weekly group process and monthly meetings with a spiritual director. Through this experience, retreatants come to a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives. Facilitated by Lori Bertucci-Thibeau.


Friday Afternoon Faith Club

Friday afternoon sessions in April and May hosted by certified Catholic spiritual directors at Mayslake Ministries.

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