Spiritual Direction Resources

Spiritual Direction Offered by Sisters of St. Joseph

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine. In spiritual direction space is created for one to learn and grow in their spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of his or her encounters of the divine, or how he or she is experiencing spiritual issues.

Spiritual direction nurtures a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. It is not counseling, psychotherapy, or financial planning. If you seek spiritual direction, the following CSJ Spiritual Directors are available to support you on your journey.

Spiritual Directors:

Elizabeth Kerwin, CSJ               651-641-0008
Mary Lamski, CSJ                       651-695-5387
Susan Oeffling, CSJ                    651-696-2757
Cathy Steffens, CSJ                   651-696-2760
Jill Underdahl, CSJ                    651-696-2873
Gina Webb, CSJ                         651-696-2757

Group Spiritual Guidance, contact Cathy Steffens, CSJ, 651-696-2760 or csteffens@csjstpaul.org or Kathy Berken, 563-581-8488 or kathyberken@gmail.com

Retreat Center


Carondelet Center welcomes individuals and groups to create their own retreats.

For catering, inquire at time of booking. Visit www.carondeletcenter.org or call 651-696-2741.

Wisdom Ways' Spiritual Resource Booklet

Since Wisdom Ways was established in 1994, we have worked to create a network of resources for spirituality in contemporary life and culture, and to serve and enrich theological education and spiritual opportunity. This resource booklet is a very tangible embodiment of these activities. Many people are seeking places, programs, and persons where the ongoing practice of spiritual guidance is available. Our region is rich in resources for deepening one’s spiritual life, and linking seekers with resources is the aim of this booklet.

Inclusion in this booklet is not an endorsement, nor is the list exhaustive; but we believe you will find it useful. While we have exercised care in our choices, we trust that you will use your own good judgment. In particular, read through the website for Spiritual Directors International, www.sdiworld.org, to learn the suggested guidelines to help you find a spiritual director.

Download Wisdom Ways' Spiritual Resource Booklet


Please browse Wisdom Ways' Spiritual Guidance program page, Transforming Soul and Society: A Spiritual Development Program. This program will begin in September 2015; applications currently being accepted.

More Information


Browse our Winter/Spring 2015 Catalog