Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God by Daniel BurkeWhat is spiritual direction and my spiritual direction? What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress?
Daniel Burke’s Navigating the Interior Life will give you the tools you need to understand how and why we grow and die in the spiritual life and what we can do about it.
Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction God in You, Part 1
What is a Spiritual Director, and Why Should You Get One?
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. In the technical sense of the term, spiritual direction is that function of the sacred ministry by which the Church guides the faithful to the attainment of eternal happiness. It is part of the commission given to her in the words of Christ: "Going, therefore, teach ye all nations. She exercises this function both in her public teaching, whether in word or writing, and in the private guidance of souls according to their individual needs; but it is the private guidance that is generally understood by the term "spiritual direction". In one way, the Church requires all her adult members to submit to such private direction, namely, in the Sacrament of Penance.
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Prayers to End Abortion. Over the many years of hosting the program, I have come to realize that there are some basics steps to finding a Spiritual Director. Let me say first that it is a process and it might take longer than you think or may want it to take. I know for me it took more than six months of asking questions, talking with priests, and finally finding that one person who could walk with me on my journey of faith. I always like to tell everyone that the first step should be to talk to your parish priest.
Men and women so endowed are true servants of the living tradition of prayer. According to St. If the spiritual director has no experience of the spiritual life, he will be incapable of leading into it the souls whom God is calling to it, and he will not even understand them. As I have studied the lives of the holy men and women who make up the communion of saints — officially canonized or otherwise — I have noticed three things they share in common. Three , in order to maintain and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church each of them has sought out spiritual direction. Grounded in the truths of the faith once delivered to the saints cf.
Barry and William J. Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction. Five distinctive features of the Ignatian approach. Friends with God by William A. Barry, SJ An esteemed spiritual director reflects on our relationship with God. Spiritual Directors International Spiritual Directors International provides programs, publications, and practices to support spiritual direction. Tetlow even talks about how spiritual direction can lead to world peace.