What is Spiritual Direction?
Jesus Christ used to take the Twelve Apostles away to a lonely place to pray with them. He also would reveal to them the deeper meaning of the Scriptures and even revealed to some of them a special place or mission they had in His work.
Since then, and all throughout the history of the Church, spiritual direction has had an important place in the Christian life. Here at Saint Paul’s, we are dedicated to providing for anyone who wants it, good people to guide you in the spiritual life.
If you want to be holy then you are ready to have a spiritual director. Below we have an excellent list of priests and religious to act as spiritual directors for any who request them. You can contact a director at your discretion and meet with them on your schedule.
Your director will not speak for God, but will help you to better understand the Word of God and how God is speaking to you.
Student Interested in spiritual direction? Contact one of our spiritual directors listed below!
Fr. Eric has been the Pastor of Saint Paul’s since July 2023 and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Madison in 2005. The oldest of three boys, Fr. Eric grew up in Prairie du Sac, WI, graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Biology in 2000 and from Mundelein Seminary with a degree in Theology in 2005. He loves the intellectual life, a good cigar and interesting conversation. Now he spends his time helping students to grow in their love of and friendship with Jesus Christ.
Fr. Tim was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Madison in 2020 and has been the Parochial Vicar of Saint Paul’s since 2021. The youngest of four children, Fr. Tim was born and raised in the Madison area. In 2010 he graduated as an officer from the U.S. Air Force Academy and in 2011 he completed training to become an Air Force pilot. After flying for three years he responded to the call to enter seminary and serve as a priest. He is Co-Sponsored with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to serve as both a diocesan priest in Madison and a military chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. Fr. Tim seeks to help students grow in their own spiritual life and find a greater love for the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.
Sr. María José Sousa belongs to the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Florida, USA, in 2004. She got a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida. Following God’s call to the consecrated life, she moved to Wisconsin to enter the community of the Sisters of Mary in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Holy Apostles College and Seminary and serves as vocations director for the North American province of her community.
She’ll be at St. Paul’s on Tuesdays, available for spiritual direction to women.
To set up a meeting, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisters of Mary Morning Star
The Sisters of Mary Morning Star are available for spiritual direction to women! They are at Saint Paul’s on Wednesdays and Fridays and if that doesn’t work, you may be able to schedule a time to go to them. If you are interested in spiritual direction with a sister, email email@example.com or call (608) 224-0251!
Sr. Mary Alix
Sr. Maria Regina
Sr. Grace Anne
Sr. Jeanna Thomas