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Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction for the Fordham Community

Spiritual direction is an opportunity offered to students, faculty, and staff at Fordham University, during the academic year, to meet one-on-one with a professional minister to speak about your life and your spiritual journey; to listen, to offer insight and to help discern where and how God is at work in your life. This meeting between yourself and a spiritual companion will help you to gain a deeper awareness of how God is present and active in your life in a personal way. It assists you to respond to God, who communicates personally and draws you.

Fordham is home to a number of spiritual directors who are willing to meet with Fordham students (graduate or undergraduate), faculty, and staff. Typically a formal spiritual direction relationship involves meeting with your director about once every four to six weeks for 45 to 90 minutes, though the exact frequency and duration will be determined by your director's preferences and your own availability.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of entering Spiritual Direction, please contact the main Campus Ministry office for a preliminary evaluation.

Office of Campus Ministry
McGinley Center 102
Phone: 718-817-4501

Spiritual Direction for the Non-Fordham Community

If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member at Fordham University, there are spiritual direction resources available for you in the New York City area. Below are three institutions that offer spiritual direction to the community.

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028

Church of St. Francis Xavier
46 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

Church of St. Francis of Assisi
135 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001

Additionally, if you are interested in enriching your prayer life, here are some online resources to do so.