In 1995 when I began the distance learning program in spiritual direction, I barely knew what spiritual direction was.  Through Christos, I discovered that “being heard is so close to being loved that…they are almost indistinguishable.” I was surprised by the power of silence at the first retreat and have tasted deeply of the love of Jesus through the writings of the mystics.  For years I’ve had the privilege of listening to and thereby loving many hungry souls in spiritual direction.  Before I joined the board of Christos, I joyfully served as  Chicago Coordinator for the Tending the Holy program.