Spiritual Direction

Everyone – priests, religious, laypeople—and especially youth,
should have a spiritual director to help them in the Christian Life…

Pope Benedict XVI


Spiritual Direction can help you:
  • Recognize and trust your own experiences of God
  • Discern or make difficult choices
  • Better integrate your faith life into your everyday life
  • Explore ways to pray
  • Grow in your relationship with God, others, self and all of God’s creation
  • Grow into the person that God is calling you to be

Spiritual direction is for anyone who would like to grow in their personal relationship with God.

Each person seeking direction determines how long and how often they will meet. The most common arrangement is a monthly appointment for one hour.

Suggested Stipend:  $45.  (other arrangements can be made.)

Contact any of the spiritual directors listed to learn more or to schedule a conversation.


Spiritual Directors Associated with St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

Faith Offman
  • Associate of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Service, Siena Heights University
  • Master of Divinity, SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary
  • Graduate of Dominican Center for Religious Development Internship in Spiritual Direction

Part time Faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and the Dominican Center Internship in Spiritual Direction, Associate Director of Ministry, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center.

Married, two adult children, five grandchildren. Enjoys golf and sewing.

Contact Faith:
foffmann@stpaulretreat.org

Cindy LaFond
  • Masters in Theological Studies from St. John’s Seminary
  • Associate member of Servants of Jesus religious congregation
  • Graduate of Dominican Center for Religious Development Internship in Spiritual Direction
  • Board Member, St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

Wife and mother, resides in Livonia.  Employed by Livonia Housing Commission for 18 years; currently as manager of senior housing. Has been involved in various homeless ministries, and has a passion for gardening.

Contact Cindy:
Rclafond96@gmail.com
(734) 218-0739 (cell)

Sandra Arnould
  • Graduate of Dominican Center for Religious Development Internship in Spiritual Direction
  • Business Administrator of St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

One of my favorite written prayers ends with “Show me Lord, how to love you, and guide me in becoming the person whom you created me to be.”  I’ve been going to a spiritual companion/director for more than 15 years and their attentive listening allows me to identify how God is working in my life. Sacred listening allows us to identify God working in our lives and it is an honor to witness those moments of grace.

Contact Sandra:
ssarnould@gmail.com
734-507-3624 (cell)