Pastoral Counseling at Franciscan University of Steubenville

The Soul of Healing

“Oh, my soul!” have countless poets proclaimed in pain. Shakespeare, Homer, Poe, and many more have derived the soulful expanse of their pain in simple but stunning statements such as this. Indeed, we can see and even feel in pain, something more, something as deep as our soul. It is as if the depth and intensity of one’s pain makes us question greater realities

Pastoral Counseling at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Show me the money…what are you really paying for when you get pastoral counseling?

Hello blog readers of the world,

Welcome back to round two of virtual lessons in pastoral counseling. I’ll be your host, M Mullan. A few weeks ago we talked about what pastoral counseling is theoretically. Now we have the mission, if we should choose to accept it, to draw a more practical picture of what pastoral counseling might look like in practice.

Pastoral Counseling at Franciscan University of Steubenville

What in Heaven is Pastoral Counseling?

Hello World Wide Web!

What is pastoral counseling? This has been the question with which I have been wrestling for almost a month now. You know those times when we flip and twist and cramp our brain muscles over something? I have become an Olympic champion at mental gymnastics. I wish I could say I have had an epiphany of the “correct” answer to this question but I don’t think that is the correct perspective.