Diving For Pearls: Building Deeper Awareness in the Spiritual Direction Relationship


A well balanced blend of spiritual development, instruction, sharing, social, and quiet retreat time.


Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm to Sunday, July 19, 2020 at noon.


Jesuit Spirituality Center
313 E Martin Luther King Drive
Grand Coteau, Louisiana 70541


Fr. Daniel Renaud, OMI

About the Conference

Spiritual direction is a willingness to dive more deeply into the visible and invisible realities of the transformational nature of faith. Both directors and diretees slowing down and listening more attentively to the promptings of the Spirit allows greater awareness to occur.

The 2020 conference will offer ways to swim in different waters by listening to God through shadow work, dreams, and art as we breathe the newness of the Spirit. This invitation to greater psycho-spiritual integration will help directors companion with directees to find the “pearl of great price” in their relationship with God.

The LASD conference provides spiritual growth for Louisiana spiritual directors. This year, we will utilize lecture, conversation, discussion, break-outs, role play, and time for contemplation to deepen participants’ experiential understanding and appreciation of their roles as directors.

Father Daniel Renaud, OMI
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Priest, Spiritual Director, Preacher, Blog Writer

About the Presenter

Fr. Daniel Renaud, OMI, is a priest, religious and itinerant preacher with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the US province.  Mentored by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, Fr. Renaud ministers from the campus of the Oblate School of Theology (OST) in San Antonio, Texas.  Fr. Renaud has degrees and training in drama education, theology, pastoral ministry, and psychodrama.  He is a Certified Spiritual Director from Creighton University and a member of Spiritual Directors International.  Fr. Renaud has preached retreats to priests, deacons, religious and lay people in Canada, US, and Asia on desire and spiritual intimacy, 12 steps recovery, Ignatian Spirituality, Jungian psychology, ecological conversion, the Beatitudes and human development.  Fr. Renaud is adjunct faculty at OST, and its chief blog writer.  His areas of interest are resilience, fulfilling our vocation, spiritual healing of traumatic relationships, contemplative practices and mysticism.

How to register

You may register by mail or using the form below. To register by mail please download and print the form below.

Mailing Address

Elsa Mendoza
201 Raymond St.
Lafayette, LA 70503.

Online Registration

  • Louisiana Spiritual Directors Annual Conference Registration
    Diving For Pearls: Building Deeper Awareness in the Spiritual Direction Relationship

    Jesuit Spirituality Center,
    313 E Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau, Louisiana 70541

    Presenter: Fr. Daniel Renaud, OMI
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