Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary MAGISTERIUM – Spiritual Dictionary: The Church’s teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff,
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.
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
EXAMEN – PARTICULAR: Regular prayerful examination of one’s conscience by concentrating on some one particular moral failing to be overcome or virtue to be exercised.
INTENTION: An act of the will tending effectively to some good, proposed by the mind as desirable and attainable. It differs from simply willing, which
APPETITES – DISORDERED: Inordinate and willful desires of created things or circumstances not rightly ordered to moral or spiritual good that impede union with God
ASCETICAL THEOLOGY: The science of the saints based on a study of their lives. It is aimed to make people holy by explaining what sanctity
ATTACHMENT: An emotional dependence, either of one person on another, or of a person on some real or illusory object. Attachments play an important role
ARIDITY: Aridity is the state of a soul devoid of sensible consolation, which makes it very difficult to pray. It may be caused by something