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From the Vatican to Franciscan

Alain Sauret sits at his desk flipping through a photo album, his piercing brown eyes looking over each image in great detail. “This is when I met Paul VI,” he says. “This is John Paul II with my kids. And here’s another one of when he came by my office.” “You can see my superiors…

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Joseph Cionni III – On Receptivity in Learning Pastoral Counseling

From what I’ve gathered from our assigned readings and class discussions Pastoral Counseling is: Counseling performed by someone affiliated with a particular religious institution Is not a form of Spiritual Direction (counseling is generally not directive) Is more specific to the particular faith tradition in which it is being carried out in contrast to a…