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Interior Castle Questions

September 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Reader Feedback

Interior Castle Questions   Interior Castle Questions — Your Interior Castle questions, please! Interior Castle Questions Dear Friends, The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles are looking for questions on St. Teresa's Interior Castle! Any come to mind? Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him Dan + For those unfamiliar with Saint Teresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, she was... Read More

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

July 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Reader Feedback

Thank You! Dear friends, I wanted to take a moment and thank God, our volunteers, combox encouragers, donors, and to thank you for the wonderful privilege of being a part of your lives. Out of the approximately 10,400 subscribers and more than 200,000 readers of SpiritualDirection.com, there are a number of donors and a handful of tireless volunteers who ensure that we have the funds and effort we need to serve you every day. Are... Read More

Should I pay my spiritual director? A lay spiritual director responds

Dear Friends, after I posted “Should I pay my spiritual director?” a reader sent me a note that I though would provide some important perspective on this matter. This came in response to negative comments regarding the idea of spiritual directors receiving payments for their services. Here's her note: I find myself called to be a lay spiritual director, yet my husband and I struggle on one income to make ends meet for... Read More

Tattered Titles – And the winners are …

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Reader Feedback, Resources, Spiritual Reading

A while back we asked you, “What are the most tattered titles on your nightstand?” You answered with vigor and the responses were so numerous that we thought it might be helpful to summarize what our readers recommended. One of our amazing volunteers compiled every response and then put them into a spreadsheet. I was fascinated, surprised, and delighted to see how the top ten list emerged. The top three were 1) The... Read More

What are the Most Tattered Titles on Your Nightstand?

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Reader Feedback, Resources

What are the Most Tattered Titles on Your Nightstand? What are the most tattered titles on your nightstand? If you were stuck on a desert island alone but somehow could have just a few books dropped into the sand pit next to your tent, which ones would they be? Which books has God most used to turn your heart towards Him? Here's my list: Scripture/Catechism (yes, I cheated but just a little) Interior Castle – St. Teresa... Read More

Has Catholic Spiritual Direction helped you?

July 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General, Reader Feedback

Dear Friends, About once a year I send out a note to check in on you. Are we serving you well? Have we helped you or someone you love come to know Christ in any way? Have other readers helped you as you dialogue about the posts? If this is the case, in large or small ways, we would be grateful to hear back from you. In your response at the bottom of this post, please tell us your state in life (teen, college student, mom, dad,... Read More

Your feedback

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Reader Feedback

Dear friends, As with any technology and human interaction, our comment feedback system has not worked so well lately. At present, we are experimenting with Facebook comment capabilities and it is up and running for those who have Facebook profiles. Why did we do this? Well, there are several reasons: We thought that having profiles connected with comments would create increased interpersonal engagement because it is more personal... Read More

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... Read More

I Talk to God All Day. Must I Really have Dedicated Prayer Time?

January 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer, Reader Feedback

Dear Father Joseph, I pray frequently on a daily basis. I constantly talk to God during my work. However, a friend recently told me that I should also be spending dedicated time on a daily basis for prayer. Is this really necessary if I already pray as I mentioned? Isn’t it enough that I regularly talk to God at work? Maybe we have to approach this question from a different angle: if you love someone, how much time should you... Read More