Spiritual Direction at Blessed Trinity

Sister Gail Lambert, MSBT is a Spiritual Director at Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat Center. She is the Charism Resource Leader at BTSR and is available for Spiritual Direction, giving retreats, developing faith formation opportunities and outreach in the community.

Sr. Gail notes that in developing programs that foster spiritual growth and a missionary spirit, this ministry offers the opportunity to be a leaven of Christ’s compassion and to deepen our relationship with God by helping to connect living faith and loving action in our world today. She received a Masters’ degree in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and Certificate in Spiritual Guidance form Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation at the Washington Theological Union. She has served as a professional social worker, campus minister, pastoral minister and spiritual guide throughout the United States and Jamaica, West Indies.

 

be-still-400x300WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

The ministry of spiritual direction is a form of “holy listening” and spiritual companionship wherein the seeker explores her/his spiritual journey with the help of a trained “director” (more of a guide or companion) and discovers God’s movement in her/his life.

There are always three individuals involved in spiritual direction: the seeker, the Holy Spirit (the true director) and the guide or companion who is a co-listener to the Spirit. The relationship between the seeker and God is the sole focus of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction does not try to fix or solve problems so much as exploring where God is in the midst of our lives as we live out our spiritual journey.

Persons seek spiritual direction at various times: when there is an experience of a deeper longing for God, when there is an important decision to make and are unsure about how best to discern the choices, at a time when our prayer life feels “stuck” or seems to run dry, at times of transition, etc.

In Spiritual Direction, a person meets with one’s director on a regular basis. This is also available for those making private retreats.

Arrangements for spiritual direction are made on an individual basis.

Please call (334) 855-4474 or email btsr@msbt.org for more information.