Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Guidance
Spiritual Direction is a ministry in which one person accompanies another in the process of growing in one's relationship with God.
In a one-on-one trusting relationship, the trained spiritual director listens attentively and assists the individual in recognizing and responding to God's Presence within the joys and sorrows of life.
In the hectic climate of daily life, that is so typical of today's world, having another individual with whom you can share your deepest concerns and greatest joys in a spiritual context is central to a rich, holistic living experience.
Your relationship with God can deepen, and, in an on-going developmental process, your sense of well-being can spill out to others you know and love: family, friends, co-workers, students, etc.
The Lumen Center offers a team of professionally trained, highly qualified, and deeply sensitive spiritual directors who are on staff and available to your needs.
There is usually a fee attached to this ministry which can be discussed with your director during your first meeting. No one is ever excluded from spiritual direction due to finances. In general, the fee ranges from $25 to $50 according to your means.
Our Spiritual Directors
Patricia Crowley, OP, M.C.S.
973-403-3331 Ext. 25
Sister Pat is a Caldwell Dominican, presently directing the Lumen Center at Caldwell, New Jersey. She has worked in education as an administrator as well as an elementary and secondary teacher. She worked for twelve years as a staff member for RENEW International. Sister Pat holds a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Kathleen Detlet, D.Min
973-403-3331 Ext. 26
Kathy enjoys offering days of prayer and retreats; she is a certified spiritual guide and received a Diploma in Spiritual Guidance from the Jesuit Milltown Institute in Ireland. Kathy has earned a Masters in Liberal Studies, a Masters in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Ministry. She is Co-Director of the Lumen Center and on the Sacred Thread Ministries Retreat Team at St. Mary Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey.
Ann Marie Rimmer, OP
Ann Marie Rimmer, OP is a Caldwell Dominican who offers retreat days and spiritual direction. She had ministered at Stella Maris Retreat Center, Long Branch, NJ for thirteen years. Presently Sister offers talks on various aspects of the spiritual life.
Anita Constance, S.C.
Anita Constance, S.C. a Sister of Charity, Convent Station, NJ, is a certified spiritual director and graduate of the An Croi' Spiritual Guidance Program, receiving a diploma in Spiritual Guidance from the Jesuit Milltown Institute in Ireland. She is the author of several books, and experienced in giving retreats, and workshops.
" I said to my soul, be still, and wait… So the darkness shall be light, and the stillness the dancing." - T.S. Eliot