Spiritual direction is a game-changer for growing in the spiritual life, yet it can be very challenging to find a director. Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., seeks to answer that problem by raising up new directors in his Spiritual Direction Training Program through the Institute of Ministry Formation. In this episode, Fr. Boniface and Jessica discuss:
- How do you know when someone is ready to be a spiritual director?
- What are the most important qualities a spiritual director should have?
- How do you train spiritual directors in your program?
Fr. Boniface’s program includes a special track for FOCUS Alumni. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please see their website: https://imf.saintvincentseminary.edu/academics/degree-programs/
Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., has been a Benedictine monk at Saint Vincent Archabbey since 1998. He has been involved with We Are One Body radio station since 2010, and presently serves as program director. He is the author of “Through the Heart of St. Joseph”, and co-author of “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love”, and “Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father’s Love.” You can buy Fr. Boniface’s books at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology here: https://stpaulcenter.com/product/through-the-heart-of-st-joseph/