Spiritual Direction


Spiritual Direction/Companion
Name: Mimi Ferlita, OFS
Phone: 847-907-3425
Email: mferlita@holyfamilyparish.org


Spiritual Direction – Support for your journey in faith

We don’t know all the reasons that propel us to go on a spiritual journey, but somehow our life compels us to go. Something in us knows that we are not just here to toil at our work. There is a mysterious pull to remember… (Jack Kornfield)

Explore your life journey one-on-one with a caring listener. All spiritual directors are trained professionals with a minimum of two years of certified course work. This is an opportunity for adults seeking a safe place to share hopes, joys, struggles and losses. Discover how God is present in your life when faced with transitions and difficulty. God is in everything!
Facilitates one’s faith journey…

  • Helps those searching for relevance in God.
  • Assists individuals in articulating their God experiences.
  • For those who are experiencing life’s transitions when it feels like God is distant.
  • Provides a safe place for people to have their stories heard.
  • Is open-ended on the individual’s needs.

Who will walk with you on your journey?

  • Lay people from the Holy Family Community who are trained in Spiritual Direction and knowledgeable about Christian spiritual practices.
  • People committed to their own faith journeys and spiritual development
  • Spiritual direction sessions are typically meetings are held once a month for about one hour. The first meeting or interviewing session will be provided at no charge.  Further sessions are at a fee based on a sliding scale.  Prayers and conversation are centered around your needs and your life journey.

When we honestly ask which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chose rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. A friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not-knowing, not-curing, not-healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness…makes it clear that whatever happens in the external world, being present to each other is what really matters… H. Nouwen