The spiritual life... is not achieved by denying one part of life for the sake of another.

The spiritual life is achieved only by listening to all of life and learning to respond to each of its dimensions wholly and with integrity.

~Joan Chittister

Companioning Ministries

If you have found your way to this page, most likely you are a seeker. You are looking for wisdom or guidance in an area of your life, such as career fulfillment, health and vitality, deep and meaningful relationships, financial clarity, or cultivating connection with "something greater." At the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment, we offer individual help in two ways: life coaching and/or spiritual direction.


Both life coaching and spiritual direction are presence and process oriented. Both foster self-awareness, reflection, values clarification, trust, and action on the part of the client. In each, the life coach/spiritual director provides support and perspective as a second person that is trained to listen to the stirrings of the heart. The two are very compatible, and can even be blended, with one leading at any point in the client's journey. The spiritual world merges with and inhabits the physical world, if we but have the eyes to see.

How do life coaching and spiritual direction differ?

Life Coaching is the more goal-oriented of the two.  Coach and client develop a plan of small, manageable steps, taking into account the client's lifestyle and values.


Spiritual direction is for those seeking a closer relationship with God, the Sacred.  The Spiritual Director prayerfully listens and offers spiritual practices, prayer and insights that help the directee become more attuned to the Spirit in his/her everyday life.

What's the next step?

If you would like to talk with someone before deciding which path is right for you at this time in your life, please call Dawn Carrillo at 320.260.8233 or email We are honored to walk with you on your sacred journey.


Please click on the links below to find more information and to meet our team!

St. Scholastica Monastery

1001 Kenwood Avenue

Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 723-6699