Individual meetings for men only.
Spiritual direction consists of individual meetings to aid in spiritual growth. Meet one time per month via video or in person. The program is specifically designed for the individual’s personal needs with a Christian denominational background. (For men only)
++Abbot Oscar Joseph, OCCO has extensive training and experience in Spiritual Direction.
Who better to offer Spiritual Direction than an ordained/consecrated contemplative monk with 40 years of experience with doctorates in Christian Counseling and Scripture?
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction goes beyond and is NOT interested in denominational limits.
Spiritual Direction is concerned with helping a person directly with his/her relationship with God. The underlying question is, “Who is God for me, and who am I for Him?”
Abbot Oscar Joseph, OCCO will help you to address God directly and to listen to what God has to communicate. The focus of this kind of direction is the relationship itself between God and the person. The person is helped not so much to understand the relationship better but to engage in it, to enter into dialogue with God. Spiritual direction of this kind focuses on what happens when a person listens to and responds to a self-communicating God.
We define Spiritual Direction as help given by a director that enables a person to pay attention to God’s personal communication and to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and live out the consequences of the relationship within their family and extended communities. The focus of this type of direction is on experience, not ideas, but specifically on religious experience.
Abbot Oscar Joseph, OCCO is most interested in what happens when a person consciously puts himself into the presence of God. Abbot Oscar Joseph, OCCO is interested in the events that mold your life, particularly what advances or blocks your prayer life and intimate relationship with God.
A Southern Baptist Pastor said:
This Abbot will challenge your presuppositions, correct your false thinking, and guide you into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. This seasoned counselor and ministry leader, with the skill of a surgeon, probes, and cuts away at the malady of your heart, enabling you to experience God’s healing grace.
A Catholic and the Center Coordinator and Assistant Program Director for St. Placid Priory’s Spirituality Center said:
I listened with my heart to the Abbot’s straightforward way of exposing the basic truth about how to trust God. I felt relief at learning the lies we believe about our Lord. The Abbot points out the myths and roadblocks we all create to hinder the path to a life well lived. He has the directee go on a clear and honest pilgrimage to build a relationship with God, a relationship that makes a difference.
A Moravian, Single Mother & Optician said:
I found areas I need to trust God more. I loved the analogy of God giving us one mouth and two ears: speak less and listen more. We need to remember to give Him the time of listening.