The power of naming
Is spiritual direction a type of midwifery? Perhaps, says Brian O’Leary SJ. Accompanying people on the path of spiritual growth is most commonly known as ‘spiritual direction’. But there are a number of other ways of describing what is happening in the process.
In this fourth short podcast in his series exploring the practice of spiritual direction, Brian, himself a longtime spiritual director, explores the variety of terms used nowadays to describe his work in this area and explains what he thinks is the most appropriate one and why.