Spiritual Accompaniment

How we react to others.
How we deal with work, school, health, finances, family…

Receiving spiritual accompaniment is a way to include God in our journey through today’s complicated world. If you feel you need help in navigating life’s ups and downs, our dedicated team of ISCM Spiritual Directors are formally trained to use deep listening, questioning, discernment, and prayer as a guide towards more clarity and mindfulness.

WHAT WE OFFER

The ISCM offers spiritual accompaniment to everyone regardless of their faith or religious tradition. Our Spiritual Directors offer their services at no charge, but we must rely on your regular donations to cover ISCM operational costs.

To apply for spiritual accompaniment with the ISCM please complete the online form below upon which you will receive an electronic confirmation. Our coordinator will call you shortly thereafter to go over your needs so that you can be properly matched with one of our Spiritual Directors. You will have the option to meet in person or virtually for your sessions.

Unfortunately, due to high demand at this time, our matching process may take a few weeks.

If you need more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Langlois, our Director of Spiritual Accompaniment at [email protected] or 514 424-8118.

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction can be defined as “help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of this relationship.”

(William A. Barry et William J. Connolly, The Practise Of Spiritual Direction)

This reality is closely linked to the Celtic tradition of AnamCara or “friendship of the soul”. “A soul friend is a person you trust enough to share some of the deepest matters of your heart, someone who will listen to what you share without any kind of judgment, without trying to ‘fix’ anything, and without flattering or criticizing you. He or she will, however, listen lovingly to whatever you share and then perhaps reflect back what seems to be stirring you most deeply, possibly also challenging you in firm but gentle ways …”

(Margaret Silf, Simple Faith)

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