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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Reflections on Mary’s Pond – Gratitude

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary

In the midst of the eighteen year storm of my childhood, there were brief reprieves. Some of these came when my father would break away from his incredibly busy work schedule and take us fishing. Mostly alone in the mountains following some meandering brook in the hopes of finding a larger-than-life fish in a small stream was safe, and it caused the tumult at home to fade, at least for a while. It was during these times that I... Read More

It is impossible to find spiritual direction and I have found I can make it on my own…

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Spiritual Direction

It is impossible to find spiritual direction and I have found I can make it on my own…

I was confirmed four years ago. I had a very powerful conversion and the first thing I tried to do was find a priest for a spiritual director. No luck. I did discover that not all priests are trained in spiritual direction. Every seminarian needs a director also and they would come first. The ratio of priests to parishioners makes it impossible to get personal direction unless you are discerning a vocation as a priest or religious.... Read More

Dan will be on Gail Buckley’s “Bible Lady” radio show today (update)

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Marta Goodwin, Radio

Dan will talk with Gail Buckley about his conversion, his work at EWTN’s National Catholic Register, Catholic Spiritual Direction, and his new book, Navigating the Interior Life (follow the link and you will find a special limited time offer for an advance signed copy of Dan’s book). Gail Buckley is the founder of Catholic Scripture Study International and hosts the “Bible Lady” show live every Monday nationwide... Read More

Who should I go to for spiritual direction?

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Perspective, Spiritual Direction


Dear Father John, I’m a new Catholic as of April, 2012. I received spiritual direction that was immensely helpful with a priest about four times, before I was received into the church. While in my first confession, that priest told me I needed ongoing spiritual direction for many specific reasons. He said I should contact the pastor because he, as an assistant pastor, could not guarantee meeting with me long term. I did meet... Read More