Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary MAGISTERIUM – Spiritual Dictionary: The Church’s teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff,
“Business is business,” as the saying goes. It sometimes means to check Jesus at the door. Outside of religious organizations, the chain of command does
IMPERFECTIONS: Deficiencies of character that, although not as serious as mortal or venial sins, are nonetheless obstacles to attaining Christian perfection and union with God.
Saint Mother Teresa’s “Dark Night” (Part II of II) In part I, we discussed what [Saint] Mother Teresa’s dark night meant for her and what
FORMATION: The act or process of developing someone in all realms of human experience but in particular those that help the human person come to
PARTICULAR EXAMEN: Regular prayerful examination of one’s conscience by concentrating on some one particular moral failing to be overcome or virtue to be exercised. Its
EXAMEN: Reflection in God’s presence on one’s state of soul that has some reference to a specific adopted standard of conduct (i.e. Rule of Life
Dear Father John, I’ve heard that the prayer of simplicity is a kind of a bridge from meditation to contemplation. Can you help me to