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Retreat in Daily Life - Spiritual Direction/Directors

Why spiritual direction when praying the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises?

A spiritual director walks with the retreatant as they journey through the Spiritual Exercises. A spiritual director listens contemplatively to God's movement as the retreatant shares their awareness of God in their prayer and life experience. They guide and encourage a person to listen to the promptings and urgings of the Holy Spirit, and relate their thoughts, feelings, and desires to God.

The director's role is that of being a helper during the retreat. The director explains different ways of praying and suggests the matter to be considered in a prayer period and does not hinder God's movements or impose interpretations of Scripture or theology. The Exercises above all are a time to deepen an intimate relationship between God and the retreatant. God is the ultimate Spiritual Director! Spiritual direction will be available for each retreatant. See more on spiritual direction - click here.

Meet the Directors

Deacon Frank J. Zolvinski

Deacon Frank J. Zolvinski was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Gary on June 1, 2013. He is recently retired from the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Gary where he served since 1998. He holds a Masters in Religious Education from Loyola University, 1982, a Certificate in Spiritual Companioning, 1994, a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Spiritual Life Center, Hammond, IN, 1996. He is an active participant in the Spiritual Direction Supervision Group at Bethany Retreat House in East Chicago, IN since the year 2000. He has conducted hundreds of youth retreats including TAPT (Teens are Pray-ers Too) and Confirmation retreats over his career. He lives with his wife Sue in La Porte, IN, and serves as a full time Deacon at Sacred Heart Parish in La Porte.


Deborah Dellumo

Deborah Dellumo is a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian Tradition, and received her training from Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL. Coordinator of Liturgy and Spirituality, and Spiritual Director at Queen of All Saints Church, she enjoys giving the Spiritual Exercises, and providing spiritual formation within the parish. As a Lay Spiritual Director, she'll participate on a team for the Spiritual Direction Internship at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in 2015-16. She'll also participate in a Spiritual Direction Supervision group at Bellarmine. Debbie is a graduate of the Diocese of Gary Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program. She's married to Tony 36 years, a mother of four, and grandmother of two. She lives in Chesterton, IN.


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