Spiritual Direction

A More Enriching Journey

Your spiritual journey is best taken with a spiritual companion. For several years now, On the Third Day – Institute for Renewal and Formation has been accompanying seekers in their journey toward finding God, discovering their true selves, and responding to their calling.

What is Spiritual Accompaniment or Spiritual Direction?

“Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.” – Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv

“Spiritual direction is a time-honored term for a conversation, ordinarily between two persons, in which one person consults another, more spiritually experienced person about the ways in which God may be touching her or his life, directly or indirectly.” – Marian Cowan, CSJ

What Spiritual Accompaniment or Spiritual Direction is NOT

Spiritual accompaniment or spiritual direction is neither counseling nor therapy. It is not a venue for seeking or giving advise.

In the conduct of spiritual accompaniment or spiritual direction, a safe space is formed between God and the directee, with the spiritual companion facilitating the deepening of the religious experience.

Who can benefit from having a spiritual companion or spiritual director?

You will greatly benefit from having a spiritual director if you:

  • Desire to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with God by relishing your religious experiences and sensing God’s invitation.
  • Want to unpack how you sense God’s movement in your current circumstances.
  • Need assistance in discerning and are at a crossroad.

How can I start having a spiritual companion or spiritual director?

If you want to start exploring having a spiritual companion or spiritual director, please click the sign up button and fill out the form.

Online sessions

All spiritual direction sessions can be done online in the comfort of your home to avoid the inconveniences of traveling far and finding a conducive space.

Fees and payment

A one-time PHP 1,000 or USD 20 admin fee is required after the phone interview, before we connect you to your spiritual director. The spiritual direction fee is PHP 600 (for Filipinos) or USD 20 (for non-Filipinos) per session which is payable via bank deposit or PayPal.

For more information, please reach us at:

programs@spiritualformation.center or +63 917 188 6883

Let us know how we can accompany you.