Audire helped me to be present to God by being present to myself. As I began listening to my life, I experienced and spiritually grew from the Inner Teacher of God’s presence and love through faculty, peers, and reflection as we “tended the Holy” together in theory and practice. I highly recommend this experience in spiritual growth in one’s “holy longing,” whether or not it leads to becoming a spiritual director.
Audire opened up for me a whole new understanding of God—a new aspect of relationship with God. I find it an honor filled with wonder to watch how God works in the life of another person, how God “shows up” during a direction session. What I learned at Audire has also helped me develop short contemplative presentations and daylong retreats, filling a need in my local parish.