Find recent and past articles on Spiritual Direction published below.

 

An ordinary day

When I woke up this morning, darkness had vanished, relinquishing its hold at the sight of an amazing sunrise. The junko and the cardinal danced around a pile of sunflower seeds that I’d placed on a table last night. Last night, I counted my blessings, but also my disappointments. Last night, my wife and I…

The Logos of our Lives

Our earthly quest for meaning, of which so much is written nowadays, is ultimately a search for the divine source.  This article originally appeared in The Way, January 2019 Download the PDF file . Click here to watch an in-depth interview with Vikotr Frankl about meaning on the CBC program Man Alive, 1979.  

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…