Spiritual Directors

Whether you are just beginning a formation or training program, or have been a spiritual director for decades, you will find many resources available on the Spiritual Directors International website, just for you.

Below are some quick links to information you may find useful, but there is so much more!


Read through the Web Library of books on spiritual direction, see what kind of language others use in describing what spiritual direction is, or view over fifty videos focusing on as many aspects of spiritual direction.

Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction: SDI publishes this quarterly journal with articles, poetry, art, and book reviews relevant to spiritual direction and spiritual directors. You can receive Presence by becoming a member, or by subscribing to the journal.

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct: find out more information on ethical guidelines in spiritual direction

Engagement Agreement: view a sample of an engagement agreement you could set up with your directees.

Comparison Chart of Helping Relationships to help potential spiritual directees identify the right helping relationship for them.

Seek and Find Guide: How are people seeking a spiritual director finding you? This online, interactive, global map lists members of SDI who are available to provide spiritual direction. Everyone is welcome to become a member and has the option to have their name listed.

Educational Events: SDI hosts educational events each year. Find out how you can attend, or submit a proposal to present a workshop.

Everyone interested in the ministry and service of spiritual direction is encouraged to join the SDI global learning community. Become a member today!