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Deacon Seeking New Spiritual Director


Deacon Seeking New Spiritual Director Dear Rev. Bartunek, I was provided your email address from Catholic Spiritual Direction upon request. I was hoping you might write an article on the following question. I am in the process of looking for a new spiritual director. While meeting with a prospective director the priest explained that he approaches direction from a “contemplative” approach... Read More

How to Know if Spiritual Director is Faithful to the Church?


Dear Dan, I am hesitant to go to a local priest for spiritual direction because I am worried about his submission, or lack of submission to the Church. He is a good priest but he has made some confusing comments about abortion and a few political topics etc. Are there simple questions I can ask and a way to ask (that would not be offensive) to help me determine if a particular priest or lay person... Read More

Faithful priests too busy: How can I find a spiritual director?


Dear Dan, My director is a wonderful, caring person but is also quite a bit less inclined to follow the magisterium than I am. I wish I had the opportunity to see a faithful priest from time to time. I have tried hard to find a priest willing to provide me with spiritual direction (especially now, as I am going through some severe moral crises and sufferings); however, I have been turned down repeatedly... Read More

(I/II) Seeking & approaching spiritual director: The challenge

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Challenges, Dan Burke, Spiritual Direction, The Process


Based on a good number of comments and poll responses over the past year, apprehension is a recurring obstacle to seeking spiritual direction. More than 500 of you have indicated that you desire, but are not yet in a spiritual direction relationship. All those who desire but do not yet have a spiritual director are in the same position – one of vulnerability. The following is an overview of common... Read More

Seeking Spiritual Direction – Book Recommendation


Seeking Spiritual Direction – How to Grow the Divine Life Within By Father Thomas Dubay, S.M. Seeking Spiritual Direction: How to Grow the Divine Life Within, by Father Thomas Dubay, has been written as a practical guide for Christians who are considering spiritual direction or who are already engaged in the process. Father Dubay is a Marist priest and a well-known retreat master and expert... Read More

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