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 - Online Ignatian Retreat
Program is offered on Wednesday’s from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Oct 5 - May 10.
Tuition: $900.00 payable in three installments.
The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationships with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about 30 days in solitude and silence. In recent years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises as a program for laypeople. The most common way of going through the Exercises today is a “retreat in daily life,” also known as the 19th Annotation. 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.
Welcoming Yourself into your own Heart
Hosted by Betty Bentley, CPSD and Boundless Compassion Certified Facilitator
at Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Oakbrook Terrace
at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, Oak Brook Terrace, IL
Join us for an in person Lenten Tea to learn about the process of canonization and some of the men and women currently on that path. Perhaps you will meet a saint who will walk through the Lenten season with you.