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Spiritual Direction

Gentle guidance through conversation with a Spiritual Director to deepen one's relationship with God.

The Importance of Direction

Spiritual direction is not receiving directive but receiving tools on how to be more spiritually aware of our relationship with God, our surroundings, and even ourselves. It is taking a deeper focus on our values within our mind, body, and soul. It is not pastoral counseling wherein one receives advice to solve a problem. It is not confession wherein you get absolution. It is learning key helpful guidance where in which we can feel more spiritually enlightened and closer to ourselves and God within our lifetime. It is to explore, deepen, and celebrate your relationship with the Lord. It is a living encounter with the Lord.

Get to Know Our Spiritual Director

Wanda Smith, RSM is a member of The Sister of Mercy of the Americas. She completed her internship in spiritual direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, and has years of experience in retreat ministry and spiritual direction. Sister Wanda holds an MA in Theology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also enjoys using various aspects of art in her retreat experiences. She has been in parish pastoral work, vocation ministry and congregational leadership. Wanda lives in Fremont, Ohio fulfilling spiritual direction and retreat ministry.

Contact Sr. Wanda

wandasmithrsm@pinesretreat.org  |  Tel: 419-332-6522

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