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Paris, France -- Spiritual guidance

As in previous years, a study conference for diocesan priests was organized in the parish of St. Augustine on March 16. The central theme was “Spiritual Guidance for the Faithful.” Organized by priests of the Opus Dei Prelature, this annual study conference is becoming a traditional formational gathering for the clergy.

Bishop Michel Santier discussed the Biblical roots of spiritual direction and analyzed the deeply human and supernatural aspects of this practice in the Church. Father Gérard Thieux, a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature, confronted the same question in a practical perspective. He pointed to many references to the practice of spiritual direction in the works of St. Josemaría such as The Way, Furrow and The Forge, and in many of his homilies.

Romana, No. 48, January-June 2009, p. 141.

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