Louisiana Association of Spiritual Directors
Promoting Education, Fellowship and Information for Spiritual Directors in Louisiana
Celebrating 15 Years as an Association
What is a Spiritual Director?
A spiritual director is a trained and experienced facilitator of the spiritual journey who is, foremost, grounded in prayer and growing in an intimate relationship with God. Called to the ministry, he or she serves as a vessel of God, the True Director, assisting the seeker to uncover the Divine in their everyday lives.
The director is not a therapist or a counselor, but is a spiritual companion. Through deep, contemplative listening, the spiritual director assists the directee in prayerfully discerning the movements of the Holy Spirit and in following the inspirations of grace.
According to Thomas Merton, “the spiritual director is concerned with the whole person, for the spiritual life is not just the life of the mind, or the life of the affections, or the ‘summit of the soul’—it is the life of the whole person.”
-Thomas Merton, Spiritual Direction and Meditation, p. 14
Who We Are
Louisiana Spiritual Directors (LASD) is an association of trained spiritual directors formed to promote continuing education, fellowship and information for spiritual directors within Louisiana.
Presenter: Kevin M. Laughlin, Ph.D
Educator, Mentor, Spiritual Companion on the Way,
Practical Boots on the Ground, Master Naturalist,
and Spiritual Companion
“A Spiritual Approach to Tough Topics:
Politics, Abuse, Judgment, Division, & More”
Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College
Grand Coteau, La.