All About Spiritual Direction (with Deanna Bartalini)

What is spiritual direction? Who is it for? Does it cost money? Spiritual direction can be incredibly beneficial, but a lot of us don’t understand all that it entails. To help you gain a better understanding, Danielle is joined by Deanna Bartalini to discuss some of the basics of spiritual direction.

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A good spiritual director strives to serve the Lord by always willing your good.


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Today’s Guest

Our guest this week is Deanna Bartalini, a writer, speaker, podcaster, and spiritual director. Deanna shares the basics about spiritual direction, what it is and what it is not, and shares ideas and resources for anyone looking for a spiritual director.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Deanna’s website: Live Not Lukewarm
Deanna’s podcast: Live Not Lukewarm
More about her services as a spiritual director:
School of Spiritual Direction:
Finding a Spiritual Director:

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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