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Spiritual direction: how much focus on prayer vs sin & virtue?

Spiritual Directors

Dear Father John, How much of a discussion in spiritual direction should focus on moral issues, such as habitual sin and possibly that of grave matter which may not necessarily be mortal sin? So much discussion here is only about how to pray well, making a program for life, finding a spiritual director and things of that nature. What about living life every day? It seems to me that talking to a spiritual director about lofty things... 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 struggles and insights that... Read More

I am new to spiritual direction and need some perspective…

October 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction, The Process

Spiritual Directors

Dear Father John, I am new to spiritual direction. After asking a newly ordained priest if he would be my spiritual director, he graciously accepted…thanks be to God. We have met several times over the past eight months, however, at our last meeting he caught me off guard. It had been four months since our previous meeting (due to his transfer to a new assignment). In reviewing our last meeting, I probably walked in some... Read More

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