Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA Spiritual Director
Friars, Sisters and laity have been offering spiritual counseling and direction at St. Christopher’s Inn since it’s very beginning in 1909. Today both religious and laity help our Brothers re-connect with their Higher Power on a voluntary basis. The disease of substance use attacks a person’s spirituality first and leads to hopelessness and despair. People give up and even blame their Higher Power/God for their condition and circumstances. Men slowly come to see that the connection was never broken but their Higher Power was accompanying them all the time and led them to the Holy Mountain or to the rooms of many 12 Step programs. Celebrating this foundational connection is the very heart of recovery.