“Even some saints had to endure long periods of time without a quality confessor or spiritual director. It was painful for them too, but God can handle that.” – Fr. John Bartunek
I had the immense privilege recently of speaking with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR, director of communications for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, about his
“Finding a good spiritual director is not easy. However, for those serious about advancing in prayer and the interior life, it is important to keep looking until you find a good fit—not necessarily a ‘perfect’ person, but somebody pursuing holiness, knowledgeable about prayer and the Catholic faith, committed to the Magisterium, and deeply desirous to help you grow spiritually and discern the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life.” – Claire Dwyer
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the early years of SpiritualDirection.com and is just as relevant today. We will be re-publishing some of
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What happens when someone has tried spiritual direction for a couple of years and it doesn’t “work”? Father John Bartunek answers a reader’s question and provides recommendations.