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Spiritual Direction is NOT Confession


Spiritual Direction is NOT Confession Spiritual direction is not synonymous with confession. The challenge with distinguishing spiritual direction from confession usually comes when the modern inquirer reads the saints who talk about their spiritual director or confessor as if they are one and the same thing. The reason for this is that there was a time when it was very common for confession and spiritual... Read More

Should my confessor and spiritual director be the same person?


Dear Dan, should I get spiritual direction from the priest who regularly takes my confession? I don’t know if he would be interested but I wanted to ask about the appropriateness of this approach before I ask him. Is there a down side? As with most questions we receive, yours is very encouraging. The first level of encouragement comes from your regular commitment to confession. The second is... Read More

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