Find recent and past articles on Spiritual Direction published below.

 

The Fragmented Self at Prayer

 The radical decision that Francis of Assisi took with regards to the meaning of the Christian Gospel during the opening moments of the thirteenth century created a whole school of spirituality that has transcended the centuries as “the richest of all, incontestably one of the most beautiful, and one which has most decisively left its…

Falling in Love with God

  Falling in love can be understood as one of the deepest of human experiences, or as nothing more than a fleeting and superficial romantic attachment. Richard Boileau argues that, far from being shallow, the idea of falling in love with God can powerfully capture the essence of what it truly means to speak of…

Falling with Grace to Grace

  In the course of finding God in all situations, which is the rich discovery of contemplative prayer, we are often surprised to find that God is revealed in sadness as well as joy; in darkness as well as light; in doubt as well as faith.   Falling is an image of darkness and doubt…

Consolation of Mind and Heart – The Search for Meaning and Happiness

  A MAJOR AXIS OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY is the proposition that God can be found in all things. And ‘all things’ include the words that people speak, words being symbols used to signify the array of thoughts and feelings that constitute the human experience.  This article originally appeared in The Way Magazine. Visit them online…

Dealing with Loss – Balthasar’s Three Forms of Abandonment

  I would like to examine the value of these three forms of abandonment in accompanying the bereaved in order to deal with their grief and lead them to new life in the resurrection of Christ.  This article originally appeared in The Way Magazine. Visit them online at: http://www.theway.org.uk http://cribandcross.org/assets/uploads/2014/09/Article-Dealing-with-Loss-Abandonment-1.pdf