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October 12, 2009

Spiritual Direction In The News

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Spiritual directors and the practice of spiritual direction has been in the news quite a bit in the past few months. While the mainstream media still isn't sure what to call a spiritual director (writers are using everything from "spirit guide," which makes us sound like we're experts in the paranormal, to "spiritual counselor," which leans a little closer to the therapeutic than most directors are comfortable with), the media is starting to pay attention in a new way to the practice of soul care and the impact that it can have on leading a healthy, full life.

Below are a few of the pieces and perspectives recently published. I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on these articles and videos.

Rome Reports

A short video in which Pope Benedict XVI recommends that people seek counsel and guidance from a spiritual guide or director.

Watch it here.

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Certified Spirit Guides"

Quietly, compassionately, spirit directors take the soul by the hand, helping a seeker tap deeper dimensions.

By Anndee Hochman

Read more here.

The New York Times: "Right Way To Pray?"

In an article about religious life and prayer, New York Times writer Zev Chafets asks if there is a right way to pray.

Read more here.

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