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Faith and Abandonment to the Fullness of Love – Part 7 Mini-Course on Prayer

July 19, 2018 by  
Filed under David Torkington, Prayer

Mini-Course on Prayer Part 7 – Father “F” – Faith in Our Risen Lord Abandonment to the Fullness of Love   Editor's Note: In Part 6 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters U (union with the mystical body) and R (reviewing the day ahead) in his explication of the “OUR FATHER” mnemonic, or memory jog, for keeping God and prayer at the forefront... Read More

Priest’s Spiritual Nourishment: Reading & Discipline

Dear Father John, I am a newly ordained priest. Before and during my seminary years I enjoyed very much having a spiritual director. Since graduation I haven't been able to find a spiritual director. I was wondering what books would you recommend for spiritual reading to a diocesan priest. I also would like to know what spiritual practices would you recommend any diocesan priest to incorporate as part... Read More

How to Stay Strong Spiritually During Lent

March 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Lent, Seasonal Meditations, Sin

Dear Father John, Every year I start out Lent with great ambition and hope for spiritual growth, but somewhere along the way I lose interest and let myself slide. I really want to avoid the slide this year … any suggestions to help me stay strong? Sure! The key thing to think about is why you tend to slide. If you can identify the cause, then you can easily find the solution. In general, three... Read More

No spiritual director yet: How do I keep growing spiritually?

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Directors

Dear Father John, I cannot find a spiritual director in my area. I will keep looking and praying, but until I find someone, what do I need to do to ensure that I continue to grow spiritually? As you patiently continue looking and praying for a good spiritual director, God will continue to guide you through the other means for spiritual growth that the Church recommends. These are the some of the same... Read More