Is Spiritual Direction Possible Over the Phone or by E-mail? MySpiritualAdvisor.com has been offering "Spiritual Advice" over the internet and by email since 2002. We have given spiritual advice to people on five continents and twelve countries. In 2006, we began to offer spiritual direction via telephone and Skype (c) We are available through Skype at "myspiritualadvisor.com".
There are some advantages to using email: people tend to be more willing to share confidential information sooner and they can keep a written record that can be consulted later on to find themes and patterns of how God is speaking to a person (MySpiritualAdvisor.com does NOT keep written records as a long standing practice of Catholic spiritual direction). There are some disadvantages: there is a lack of intimacy at times and we have recommended persons to spiritual directors in their area. We reserve the right to request the city and state, or country, province and city in which the person lives to connect them with a spiritual director who is near.
All conversations via email, by telephone or over the internet are strictly confidential and are held within the confines of the Canonical imperative of the Internal Forum. This means that all conversations in Spiritual Direction are held in the strictest confidence.