Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary
MAGISTERIUM – Spiritual Dictionary: The Church’s teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter. Also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ and visible head of the Catholic Church.
This Spiritual Dictionary term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan Burke’s highly acclaimed book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, published in 2012, and one of several books in the Navigating the Interior Life series of books. To learn more, click here.
To read a series of posts on the magisterium by Father Angelo Geiger, entitled Mysticism and Magisterium, click here: Mysticism and Magisterium Series.