“Every time I prepare for spiritual direction, I have to battle apprehension, anxiety, and feelings of downright distaste. I have to overcome temptations to procrastinate or even to concoct some kind of vapid excuse not to go.” – Fr. John Bartunek
“The Program of Life, then, is like a spiritual workout program that ensures spiritual growth because it is customized to the individual’s needs and opportunities. When we meet with our spiritual director, it is good to start by going over the headlines, but, reviewing together the main points of the Program of Life is the real path to consistent, substantial progress.” – Fr. John Bartunek
Fr. John Bartunek explains how we can know the will of God in our lives (part two of this two-part series) giving specific answers to a reader’s questions.
In the first of two posts, Father John Bartunek explains the will of God in our lives indicating that God has both an indicative will and a permissive will.
Fr. Bartunek has a few secrets about strengthening our will which might surprise you.
Fr. Bartunek answers a reader’s question about growing in holiness.
Confession and spiritual direction are like partially overlapping circles: they share some common characteristics, but their centers, their essences, are distinct.
Father John Bartunek introduces his latest retreat guide on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, whose memorial the Church celebrates today.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/27/2009. Dear Father John, I thought I understood, more or less, how the Holy Spirit works in