My schedule may be full as I am on Study Leave at Vancouver School of Theology until May 2022. Feel free to check in or request referrals.
Lorie graduated in 2007 from SoulStream which is a contemplative community that trains spiritual directors and has formed a dispersed contemplative community. Lorie is a partner with SoulStream whose Mission Statement is to nurture contemplative experience with Christ leading to inner freedom and loving service.
Lorie has offered spiritual direction/companionship to many who come to retreats or are retreating guests at MARK Centre in Abbotsford and those on furlough with Multiply, MB Missions. She has a private practice from her home where she has been meeting people since 2001. You can learn more about spiritual direction below and read some of Lorie’s articles at:
You can book a one-time session, have regular monthly connecting care, or book a personal retreat day (for solitude or with a group) at the cottage where Lorie will offer spiritual direction/companionship. Lake access and forest walk are easily accessible within l/2 block. Suggested fee is $85 for one hour session. Some scholarships are available.
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What is Spiritual Direction? A spiritual director is a person with whom you can talk about your experience of God, both in prayer and in the rest of your daily life. It is never easy to talk about what is most personal to us – who and how we love, where we have struggled or been hurt in our lives, our deepest hopes, fears and dreams, our relationship with God, but the results of such conversations are tremendous. With the help of your spiritual director, you will become more conscious of how truly active God is in your life and how you might better cooperate with God’s gift of grace.
Spiritual direction is sometimes called spiritual guidance or spiritual companionship. Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship in which a person desirous of being attentive to his or her spiritual journey regularly meets with a spiritual director (usually once a month) for the purpose of becoming more attuned to the presence of God’s spirit in all of life.
A spiritual director is someone who, with you, pays attention to your interior life, who cares about your deeper self, your heart’s desires, who helps you interpret your ongoing experiences and learn the art of discernment (the knack of knowing which inner voices to trust and which to greet with suspicion) and who listens to, encourages and challenges you on your spiritual journey.
Who can benefit from spiritual direction? Anyone sincerely committed to praying and willing to share that experience in confidence with another believer experienced in these matters. Spiritual direction can be especially helpful for those embarking on a life of serious prayer for the first time and for those considering fundamental vocation questions. The frequency of meetings varies, but usually a person meets with a director at least once a month.
– Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Seattle, Washington.