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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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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