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Seeking Spiritual Direction – Book Recommendation

seeking spiritual directionSeeking 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, is a book which has been written as a practical guide for Christians who are considering spiritual direction or who are already engaged in the spiritual direction process. Father Dubay is a Marist priest who is a well-known retreat master and an expert in the spiritual life. He has taught at the seminary and has written many books. Father Dubay is an expert on Saint John of the Cross, as well as on Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus), both mystical Doctors of the Church. In this book, Father Thomas Dubay explains what spiritual direction is, the qualities to look for in a good spiritual director, the process of finding a director, ways to develop a deeper prayer life, and how to continue growing when your enthusiasm wears thin.  This is a fantastic resource for those who are seeking spiritual direction and also for those already in spiritual direction.

This book, Seeking Spiritual Direction: How to Grow the Divine Life Within, by Father Thomas Dubay, can be purchased HERE.


Art for this post on seeking spiritual direction: Seeking Spiritual Direction book cover used with permission. Feature image art: Ein ernstes Gespräch (A Serious Conversation), Ludwig Johann Passini, by 1902, PD-US author's life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.

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