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Magisterium-Spiritual Dictionary, Navigating the Interior Life

November 30, 2013 by  
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Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary
Magisterium - Spiritual Dictionary

Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary

MAGISTERIUM – Spiritual Dictionary: The Church's teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter. Also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ and visible head of the Catholic Church.

This Spiritual Dictionary term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan Burke's highly acclaimed book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, published in 2012, and one of several books in the Navigating the Interior Life series of books. To learn more, click here.

To read a series of posts on the magisterium by Father Angelo Geiger, entitled Mysticism and Magisterium, click here: Mysticism and Magisterium Series.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • LizEst

    Great definition. Thanks Dan!

  • Ubaldo Vega

    Still waiting for your response sir

  • Ubaldo Vega

    Jesus is the true founder of spiritual direction.

  • Ubaldo Vega

    Jeremiah 4:22-31New Living Translation (NLT)

    22 “My people are foolish
    and do not know me,” says the Lord.
    “They are stupid children
    who have no understanding.
    They are clever enough at doing wrong,
    but they have no idea how to do right!”

    Jeremiah’s Vision of Coming Disaster

    23 I looked at the earth, and it was empty and formless.
    I looked at the heavens, and there was no light.
    24 I looked at the mountains and hills,
    and they trembled and shook… [and following]

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