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Fr. Mauritius Wilde, OSB

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Teresa Monaghen, AO

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Fr. Paul Hoesing

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Msgr. John Esseff

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Fr. Scott Traynor

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Fr. Mark Cyza

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From the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the nature of the “Catholic Spiritual Director”

PART FOUR
CHRISTIAN PRAYER

SECTION ONE
PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

CHAPTER TWO
THE TRADITION OF PRAYER

ARTICLE 3
GUIDES FOR PRAYER

2690 The Holy Spirit gives to certain of the faithful the gifts of wisdom, faith and discernment for the sake of this common good which is prayer (spiritual direction). Men and women so endowed are true servants of the living tradition of prayer.

According to St. John of the Cross, the person wishing to advance toward perfection should “take care into whose hands he entrusts himself, for as the master is, so will the disciple be, and as the father is so will be the son.” And further: “In addition to being learned and discreet a director should be experienced. . . . If the spiritual director has no experience of the spiritual life, he will be incapable of leading into it the souls whom God is calling to it, and he will not even understand them.”47

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