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What about your experience with spiritual direction?

May 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Reader Feedback

What about your experience with spiritual direction?

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends,

More than 500 of you have told us that you are in an active spiritual direction relationship right now. Would you mind answering a few questions about your experience with spiritual direction? I am about half way through a book project on the topic and want to be sure that it is a valuable service to the Church. Regardless of whether you are in an active relationship now, if you have had experience with spiritual direction, feel free to answer any or all of the questions by replying to this post via the comment feature below. Any feedback is welcome – even if it answers a question I did not ask. Thank you in advance for your help!

  1. What exercises or specific aspects of spiritual direction have been most helpful to you?
  2. What do you wish you had known before entering into the process?
  3. What are your questions about spiritual direction?
  4. What do you struggle with in spiritual direction? What has been frustrating to you?
  5. Are you in spiritual direction but still stuck in your spiritual growth? If yes, where are you stuck?
  6. If you could ask your spiritual director to change one thing about your relationship, what would it be?

He is real, present, and good, may He always be so to you.


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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, 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, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, 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. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director 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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