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About spiritual direction

Spiritual direction involves a relationship in which one person assists another to recognize the presence of God in her/his life, to grow in intimacy with God, to express and develop that experience, and to make a deeper response to God and others in the context of her/his life and prayer.

Spiritual direction is NOT counseling, therapy, or financial advice. A spiritual director is not a guru with all the answers, but rather an experienced companion in exploring the spiritual questions of your heart.

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Spiritual directors

Sister Joan Delaplane, OPSister Joan Delaplane, OP, has had broad experience in preaching, directing retreats and conducting workshops in preaching for both Catholic and Protestant ministers. Spiritual Direction has been Joan’s avocation the past 25 years.

Joan EbbittJoan Ebbitt, LMSW, specializes in ministering to Religious, Clergy and others in their quests for experiencing the Divine. She walks with directees providing support, gentle challenges and encouragement as they encounter the mystery of our universe.

Sister Esther Kennedy, OPSister Esther Kennedy, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian who has provided spiritual direction for many years walking with directees as they engage their own spiritual experience of the Holy Mystery.

Mary Sue Kennedy, OPSister Mary Sue Kennedy, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Adrian with training in Spiritual Direction, theology, communication skills and group facilitation. Mary Sue has directed retreats and preached retreats for laity and religious.

Trudy McSorleyTrudy McSorley is an Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian. Trudy is committed to the Dominican charism, and through her own prayer and contemplation seeks to be a listener, supporter, and one who encourages others on their journey to the Holy.

Janene TernesJanene Ternes received training and was commissioned as a Spiritual Director through the Ignatian Spiritual Direction Program. Janene is a retreat director and teaches prayer using movement and music to persons of all ages.

 Request for spiritual director

If you wish to meet with a spiritual director, please complete the form below or call Weber Center at 517-266-4000 to make arrangements. The fee is negotiated with the spiritual director.

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