Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction offers an opportunity to truly listen to the Spirit within and then create a life in response to the direction of that Spirit.

Specifically, at Eremos we view spiritual direction as:

  • A relationship centered and focused on the movement of the Spirit;
  • A time to nurture the awareness of God’s presence and action in life;
  • A relationship in which the seeker opens to personal accountability for living a spiritual life; and,
  • An opportunity to receive insights shared by the director.
There are moments when it is clear - if I have eyes to see - that the life I am living is not the same life that wants to live in me.

By Parker Palmer

We invite you to reach out to our Spiritual Director, Sharon Dunn, to see if she can support you in listening to Spirit.

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Spiritual Direction

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Eremos view spiritual direction?

  • A relationship centered and focused on the movement of the Spirit;
  • A time to nurture the awareness of God’s presence and action in life;
  • A relationship in which the seeker opens to personal accountability for living a spiritual life; and,
  • An opportunity to receive insights shared by the director.

Is spiritual direction is right for me?

You’ll know you’re ready when you can say from your heart: “My life is changing and…”

  • I want to listen to God more attentively within the circumstances of my life.
  • I am willing to talk about my personal spiritual journey with a Director.
  • I desire Truth and I am willing to be open to all possible outcomes.

How do I choose a spiritual director?

We recommend that you look for a person who demonstrates:

  • Solid theological knowledge about the life of the Spirit;
  • Fidelity to a personal faith journey as well as openness to transformation;
  • Compassion—someone who listens and with whom you can be at ease, who takes your quest seriously and facilitates your growth in trust;
  • A life of prayer and acceptance—someone who is willing to ponder Mystery and to allow you to live into Mystery; and
  • Commitment to hold confidences.

What does a 50 minute session cost and are there any scholarships available?

A 50-minute spiritual direction session is $70, payable via cash, check, or credit card at your appointment. Or, you may pay for your session now. Scholarships are available for those in need. Please convey your concerns and needs directly to your spiritual director when you speak with her.

Listening Hearts

Spiritual Directors located throughout Austin, intimately familiar with Eremos’ approach to spiritual direction. They gather monthly to listen deeply to what’s unfolding in Austin and the Eremos community.

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Sharon Dunn, PhD (Central Austin)

Sharon is an educator and spiritual director in Austin. She is has been part of the Eremos community for more than 20 years, drawing lessons about knowing God from many offerings of the Eremos programs. Following a call to deeper training, she joined the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, completing the two-year Nurturing the Call program in 2017.

Rebecca Guengerich (Westlake Area)

Being formed by Benedictine Spirituality, Rebecca provides a calm space for people to reflect, breathe, grow and seek meaning in their everyday lives of work, relationships and community.

Regina Moser, M Ed, RYT (Northwest Austin, Cedar Park)

Regina trained at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico and feels called to encourage Spiritual growth and awareness in her own journey and in others; she encourages people to write and share their stories as a way to listen to God’s call.

Missy Tobia (North Austin)

As a spiritual director for over thirty years, Missy offers a listening heart to those who are searching, are experiencing transitions, are in need of healing or are grieving losses. Her traditional training in Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality combine with her experience in helping others to spiritually navigate the changes and challenges of life. Her companionship focuses on the developing love story between the directee and the Divine.

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