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The Formation of Apostles

The Formation of Apostles   Presence of God – Jesus, divine Teacher, deign to accept me in Your school, so that, under Your direction, I may prepare myself for the apostolate. MEDITATION No special preparation is necessary before giving oneself to the interior apostolate, for, if a soul dedicates itself to prayer and sacrifice, not only will it help others, but at the same time it will draw... Read More

Formation – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

November 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Spiritual Dictionary

FORMATION: The act or process of developing someone in all realms of human experience but in particular those that help the human person come to better know and love God and serve others. Although human guides may assist in this process, we are ultimately ‘formed’ by God, as illustrated through the imagery of the potter (God) and the clay (soul). This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from... Read More

Abp Naumann: Spiritual Direction & Spiritual Direction School

I recently had the opportunity to interview with his Excellency Archbishop Naumann of the archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas for Register Radio on an important work going on in his archdiocese to train spiritual mentors. Because of the time constraints of the show we had to cut it down quite a bit. Below you will find the content of the longer interview. Archbishop Naumann has a deep commitment to... Read More

How can I increase strength of my will to resist temptation? I of II

Dear Father John, I would like to ask you for a piece of advice. Since my will is not so strong as it should be; what are the exercises to practice that important element of spiritual formation? I am so encouraged to see that you recognize a need to develop your willpower! The first job the Holy Spirit has is to show us our need for God’s grace, so you are obviously in tune with the Holy Spirit! And... Read More