Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is for each person who has a hunger for holiness and a desire for a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. A spiritual director is a man or woman, ordained or lay, who is trained and holds a certificate or degree in spiritual direction. They offer one-on-one sessions to discuss the directee’s spiritual life, providing a listening and discerning ear. Spiritual direction is time spent on the sacred ground of your soul with another person who is able to listen deeply, present both to you and to God with you.

Kira Mello has been trained in the art of spiritual direction through the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence in Clearwater, FL, a school in association with the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She holds a MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a BS in Human and Family Development from ASU. She currently serves as a spiritual director at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Parish in Cave Creek, AZ. Kira also coordinates Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Gabriel parish. A ministry which supports the spiritual formation of children.

Kira is a spiritual director trained in the contemplative-evocative tradition, formed in Ignatian Prayer and is a member of the St. Joseph Community of Secular Discalced Carmelites in Phoenix, AZ. She understands spiritual direction as a sacred relationship of accompanying another as they seek deeper knowledge of relationship with self, with others and with the Divine. Through active listening, questions and reflections she offers safe, confidential space as directees discover a deeper more intimate relationship with God and how to live out this relationship in the world. Kira has experienced spiritual direction to be life-changing both for herself and others. She resides in Cave Creek, AZ, has been married for 28 years and has three grown children.

“However softly we speak, God is so close to us that he can hear us; nor do we need wings to go in search of him, but merely to seek solitude and contemplate him within ourselves, without being surprised to find such a good Guest there”.

St. John of the Cross