Spiritual Direction at Oblate Renewal Center


For information please contact orc@ost.edu or 210.349.4173


Ongoing spiritual direction is available for retreat groups or individuals. Retreat directors provide both listening and support while helping the individual notice and respond to the movement of God as experienced in prayer and everyday life--helping each to look honestly at his or her relationship to God. spiritual direction enables participants in retreats to encounter a new sense of wholeness.

You may have noticed that spiritual direction is an important part of our program here at Oblate Renewal Center.  Do you know why? 

We believe that it is very helpful for most people to have someone to help them on their faith journeys as they grow closer to God. 

What happens when someone comes to spiritual direction?

The director helps the person notice and respond to the movement of God as experienced in prayer and in the events of ordinary life.  What does the director do? The director acts as a listening, supportive person who creates an atmosphere where one can look honestly at his or her relationship with God as it is lived out in everyday life.

How often do people see their spiritual director?

Frequency of visits varies with the person and with the happenings of one’s life at a particular time.  Some people come once a week, others every two weeks, some every month or even less often.

How does one go about finding a spiritual director through Oblate Renewal Center?

If you would like assistance from Oblate Renewal Center, we ask that you call or e-mail the Center at orc@ost.edu.  A staff person will then arrange an interview with you.

Does spiritual direction have a cost associated with it?

We have a policy not to charge for spiritual direction.  However, since the Center needs to compensate the directors, donations to the Center are gratefully appreciated.  Most people make an offering of $15 - $40 per session.

“Walking with God isn't a matter of intellect; it’s a matter of the heart.”
(Joni Eareckson Tada)

We welcome you to find spiritual refreshment and a closer relationship with God through the guidance of a spiritual director at Oblate Renewal Center.

Oblate Renewal Center
5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216-6615
Tel: 210-349-4173 Fax: 210-349-4281
E-mail: orc@ost.edu