Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction
The premier spiritual direction guide.
Presence is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes thought-provoking articles addressing topics of interest to spiritual directors. The goal of Presence is to identify current trends in the field, to provide background and resources for spiritual directors as well as others interested in the ministry of spiritual direction, and to look ahead at what might be developing in the future. Presence has been in publication since 1995 (See below for a pdf version of the index of articles and for pdf version of the index of media reviews.) The journal features provocative articles written by spiritual directors all over the world.
Presence is published in March, June, September, and December. Currently, Presence is read by more than 7,000 subscribers and members of Spiritual Directors International and can be found in major theological libraries and enrichment, formation and training centers around the world. Presence is included with membership, and non-members may also subscribe.
In addition to feature articles, Presence includes book reviews specifically of interest to spiritual directors, as well as reflections and poetry.
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- To see all media reviewed in Presence and read online bonus reviews, click here.
The Index of all Articles published in past and present issues of Presence, can be found by two ways:
- by Volume with a searchable Table of Contents by clicking here
- downloading the searchable full Index in PDF format below:
Read a Sample Article
Click here to read “Listening for Spirit on the Margins” by Tom Allen, which appeared in a recent issue of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Tom Allen has a background in business, organization development, nonprofit management, and spiritual direction. He was self-employed as an organization development consultant for sixteen years. He served as vice president for corporate development for Augsburg Fortress Publishers for three years. Tom now serves as executive director of City House along with four other colleagues.
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