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Should I ask my spiritual director (a priest) to also be my confessor?

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Dear Becky, I have a question for you. I have a priest spiritual director that I usually travel more than an hour to see every month. I go to confession weekly and am wondering if it would be best to see the same priest for confession for continuity, etc. Before my spiritual director relocated, I most often saw him for confession because it worked out that way, and, I believe it was God who arranged... Read More

Should my confessor and spiritual director be the same person?

Dear Dan, should I get spiritual direction from the priest who regularly takes my confession? I don’t know if he would be interested but I wanted to ask about the appropriateness of this approach before I ask him. Is there a down side? As with most questions we receive, yours is very encouraging. The first level of encouragement comes from your regular commitment to confession. The second is... Read More