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Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother #341684
01/20/10 02:07 PM
01/20/10 02:07 PM
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Pilgrim66 Offline OP
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Hello all, first off please forgive me if I appear ignorant in these matters. I am a Roman Catholic but have been increasingly attracted to the East. Much of what I have read has stressed the importance of finding a good Spritual Father or Mother to guide one on the proper path...how does one go about this? Not to disrespect the priests of my own church, but I have found my interactions with them have always felt more business like than spritual. I cannot speak for Roman Catholicism everywhere but in my little niche of the world I have found an increasing lack of reverance and sprituality and I almost have to say a very Protestant feel to mass on a weekly basis. So basically I am wondering how I can seek someone out for spiritual guidance or at least someone to lend an ear towards my concerns.

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Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: Pilgrim66] #341691
01/20/10 04:04 PM
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Christ is in our midst!!

Welcome to the forum. There are many people here who may be able to direct you to a good spiritual father. They are also people who can help you in your pilgrimage.

Again, welcome.

Bob

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Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: theophan] #341698
01/20/10 07:22 PM
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Hi,

Why don't you contact your Diocese (or Archdiocese) and ask them if they have a Spiritual Direction program. If they do, you can contact the people in charge and they will provide you with contact information in your area, you can then contact these individuals and see if one of them would meet your needs.

That's the way I found my Spiritual Director and it has been a real blessing these years.

May God bless you on your journey.

Let's also pray for each other.

Shalom,
Memo

Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: Pilgrim66] #341707
01/20/10 08:44 PM
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May I ask, where in Pennsylvania are you? This might help point you in the "right" direction.

Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: Erie Byz] #341752
01/21/10 11:56 AM
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Pilgrim66 Offline OP
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I am in the Pittsburgh area.

Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: Pilgrim66] #341754
01/21/10 01:34 PM
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One of our own posters, Fr. Valerian, is the Pastor of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church http://www.saintgeorgepittsburgh.org/ He should be able to point you in a good direction.

Re: Finding a Spiritual Father Or Mother [Re: Erie Byz] #341755
01/21/10 01:38 PM
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Thank you very much for the information.


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