Spiritual Directors

‘Spiritual direction helps individuals to experience God in an affective way, to grow in a personal relationship with God and be attentive to God’s explicit presence in their lives.’ Maureen Conroy RSM., A life-giving presence: An analogy between SD and Midwifery.

To receive spiritual direction is to recognize that God does not solve our problems or answer all our questions, but leads us closer to the mystery of our existence where all questions cease.” Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Direction.

“Spiritual direction is like panning for gold. A directee comes and together we dip into the stream of their life and pull up all kinds of things. Rocks of all size-all kinds of conflicts and problems, then all of a sudden some fleck or nugget of pure gold emerges into view in the bottom of the pan as we swirl the water around, emptying out the rocks.” Janet Ruffing Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings – p . 57

Some New Zealand Spiritual Directors are affiliated with; Companions in the Ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

Ignatian Spiritual Directors in NZ

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Display Name Email Location  Spiritual Exercises Spiritual Direction Supervision
Katie O'Connor katieoconnor.nz@gmail.com Southland yes
seph pijfers spijfers@gmail.com Nelson yes yes
Nicola McCarthy n.mccarthy@xtra.co.nz Manawatu-Whanganui yes
Murray Adams m.c.adamsfam@xtra.co.nz Manawatu-Whanganui yes yes
Kevin Gallagher kevingallagher@xtra.co.nz Canterbury yes yes yes
Kirsten Challies kchallies@cathedralparish.nz Canterbury yes yes
Alan Jamieson aj@portland.org.nz Canterbury yes yes
Anne Crawford crawfordannelouise@gmail.com Canterbury yes
Jill Montgomery kanukaway@gmail.com Canterbury yes
Mary Catherwood mcatherwood@xtra.co.nz Canterbury yes yes
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