Spiritual Direction


Individual Spiritual Direction is provided on an appointment basis.

Spiritual Direction Registration Form:

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SD Registration Form

Formulario De Aplicacion Para Guia Espiritual:

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SPANISH SD Registration Form

Print out, complete and mail to:

2980 Kleinert Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Suggested Donation: $40, negotiable

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life

A Nine-Month Program

August - May

Director: Melinda LeBlanc, MPS

Director: Sr. Cynthia Sabathier, CSJ (for advanced participants)

For those who will dedicate one hour a day to prayer and meet weekly for group direction over a nine-month period.

Deadline for registration: August

Fee: $900.00 plus materials
(may be paid in four installments)

   Limited enrollment

Peer Supervision Group Sessions
    For Trained Spiritual Directors

Beginning September, second Tuesdays through May
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Melinda LeBlanc, MPS

Those who meet the criteria for participation will be asked to make a commitment to attend regularly and to assume responsibility, at least once each semester, for preparing the prayer, leading the study and submitting a verbatim.

Fee: $50 for the series

Location: St. Joseph’s Academy
Mother Alice Hall
3080 Kleinert Avenue




“24 Hours for the Lord”

A Lenten Silent Retreat
March 23 - 24, 2018
Friday 4 p.m. until Saturday 5 p.m.

Directors: Dianne Hanley and Melinda LeBlanc
As Lent comes to a close, in the last days before Holy Week begins, offer God 24 hours of presence. This retreat offers plenty of quiet prayer time, encouraged by short reflections and scripture passages given by directors.

Fee: $200. Pre-registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by Friday, March 16.

Location: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula

"The Spiritual Graces of Aging"

9 am – Noon, April 21
Director: Dana Territo
Location: St. Joseph's Academy Mother Alice Hall

The aging process guides the individual through a re-evaluation of one’s life; and ultimately leads to understanding one’s own true spirit, the vital center or core in our lives. Spiritual experiences through events in life and through moments in relationships can make us more aware of understanding that vital core within us that brings meaning and purpose to our lives. This retreat explores the spiritual dimensions of aging, spiritual development and spiritual self. For individuals and for caregivers.
Fee: $40

On-Going Programs

"Word and Deed"

Director: Dianne Hanley, MPS

Does your spirituality draw you to impact our world? Are you looking for companions that actively live out their faith through social action?

This monthly program promotes spiritual growth and community through monthly gatherings of prayer, scripture and facilitated conversations, focusing on relationship-building across lines that tend to divide. Join in the conversations, companionship and activity of a faith lived out in word and deed.

For deeply spiritual people who are committed to consistent prayer and desire to work for systemic change.

Contact Dianne Hanley, Executive Director, to learn more about program schedules and to engage in this program.

This project has been partially funded by the Congregation of St. Joseph Generous Promise Grant Fund.

Program Registration
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Or Online Registration

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Mail to:

2980 Kleinert Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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St. Joseph Spirituality Center


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1. If you are unable to attend a program for which you are already registered, we will refund your fee, upon request, less a 25% administrative charge. You also have the option to transfer the fee to a future program sponsored by the Center.

2. Weekend program fees will not be refunded if cancellation occurs within a week of the program.

3. We rarely cancel. If we do, we will refund the entire fee. When making a last minute decision to attend a program, it is wise to call the Center to make certain that the program is still on schedule.

Although we are entirely dependent upon program fees and donations for our support, we would not want anyone excluded for lack of funds. Please call the Center for more information on our policy of reduced fees or scholarship availability for our programs.
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