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Evelyn Underhill & Spiritual direction

Vincent Goh's essay - relevance to spiritual direction ministry
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Cheryl Kwo

on 13 June 2010

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Transcript of Evelyn Underhill & Spiritual direction

EVELYN UNDERHILL
1875 - 1941 Adoration

Adherence
Cooperation Background
grew up in nominal anglican family
agnostic
cultic experiences
explores deeper in spiritual life in 30's
mystic approach to life



What is the ministry of spiritual direction ?
Process of guiding & facilitating a person in seeking after the Holy Spirit
where is God in all of this ?
Prayerful discernment

Spiritual Direction Ultimate goal
Purification
illumination
spiritual union 3 movements of the Spiritual life
adoration
adherence
cooperation
Sheep dog = spiritual director Holy spirit = true director sheep = directees Looking at the Master
Be still & know I am God
Life of prayer;attitude of the soul A Contemplative spirit
prayer perspective
deepening of our faith
Responses of the soul
Working with God in the world
self-surrender & self -abandonment to God
Faith, hope & love = vision,confidence & generosity Spiritual director to her generation Writings,essays & lectures
Worship
Concerning the Inner life
Mysticism
Man & the supernatural
The Christian basis for social action
Letters
Analogy of sheepdog trial sessions Relevance & Application Working for God's purpose
every vocation part of God's transformative work
practical


Holiness
maturity takes time
conversion to Christ-likeness = relevance to spiritual direction Principles applicable to :
other ministries
all of life's vocation Our journey:
true self in union with God
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